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WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY 

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MINUTES 



SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 

GREEN RIVER 

Baptist Association 



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HELD WITH THE 



Church at Cherry Springs 

McDowell County, N. C. 

October 3, 4, 5, and 6 
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X KUTHB&FORDTON, N. C. 

C. D. W^lkie, Book and Job Printer 
1901 












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OFFICERS. 
M. Land rum, Moderator 



Forest C if, v, N. C. 



W* L. G UAYBON, Treasurer /. Eutl e.lC i-d) ,' 

E» P. BoiiUKLi, Clerk . ,. ................. . ///^V^a^^ 



ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

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LICENTIATES. 



T4 yl / t r Rutherfordton, Rutherford county, 

L athson -Bridgwater, Burke county, 

" L u,,, ' so " Nebo. McDowell county, 



N. C. 



NEXT SESSION 

be held with the church at Mills Spuing, Polk county. IS . C hcuinnnv 
on Wednesday before the first Sunday in October, 1902! 0L ^ uai0i 



TOCEESSIt 



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Cherry Spring Baptist Church, / 
McDowell county. N. C. October 3rd, 1901, [ 
The sixty-first annual session of theGre«-n River Baptist Association coni 
vened at 11 a. m. to-day. 

In the absence of Rev. T. B. Justice, the appointee, and W. M. White] 
side, his alternate, Rev. J. F. Conrad consented to piv.acn the introductory 1 
sermon. This was ably done from Matthew 28: 19-21. Prayer by C. S. Cash 
well. Recess one hour. 

Afternoon Session. 

Scripture lession by M. M. Landrum. Prayer by 0. B. Justice. T. B 
Justice and C. S. Cash well read letter from churches. Enrolled delegates 
follows, viz: Bethei, W. C. Morris and W. C. Raburn; Bethlehem. W. S. P;i 
ker, D. L. Roberson, A. W. Gilliam: Big- Level, N. T. Mills, Roland Ruppel 
Bulah, letter; Bill's Creek, M. Frady and John Hall; Brtdgewater, John A, 
Simmons and T. T. Hemphill; Camp Creek, letter: Cane Greek. J. A. McGuinj 
Chapel Hill, Ben F. Corpening; Cherry Spring, J. W. Walker, J. G. Parkei 
and E. L. Davis; Chimney Rock, not represented: Clear Creek. N. Buchanan 
Samuel Turner, George W. Sorrels and A. P. Sorrels; Columbus, not repre- 
sented; Cooper's Gap, H. K. Corn; Dyartsville, G. I). Taylor. VV. H. Taylor, 
J. F. Landis; Eureka, Jas. W. Whiteside: Hall Town, letter: Harmony Grove 
E. T. Brown; Henry Station, not represented; Macedonia, letter; Marion, Li 
K. Lazenby and C. S. Cashwell; MillsSpring, letter; Montford'sCove, Ed Har- 
ris: Mountain Creek, J. W. Elliott: Mountain View, N. G. Burgess and D. J 
Holford: Mount Vernon, H. A. Harrili. N. J. Bland; W. N. S. Rollins aril 
Mack Lewis; Old Fort, M. A. Harvey, J. M. Pendergrass; Piney Knob, W. EI 
Haynes; Pleasant Grove, W. L. Bland, O. A. Lynch; Pleasant Hill, John 
Owens, Joe Hodge, Washington Hill; RockSpring, Barziiia Ledbetter: Round 
Hill, L. L. Deck, A. H. Nanney, Jr., A. P. Wanney, Luther Nanney and D. Jf 
Hunt; Rutherfordton, A. L. Grayson, J. L. Taylor, M. M. Landrum. C. Bl 
Justice. T. B. Justice; Silver Creek, Tonie Constance, C. C. Collins: Stond 
Mountain. M. Hall, R. A. Davis: Sunny Vale, M. J. Padgett: Trvon, letteil 
Turkey Cove, R. P. Hollirield: Walnut Grove, letter; Whiteside Vallev. JasJ 
R. Whitessde, Guilford Nanney; Zion Hill, F, W. Pendergrass, W. A. Bm 
chanan, E. Buchanan. 

On motion the clerk was authorized to cast the ballot of the body' for Ml 
M. Landrum moderator. L. L. Deck was asked to cast the ballot of the bodj 
for A. L. Grayson treasurer, and A, P. Sorrels clerk. The treasurer read conj 
densed report, which was adopted. Welcomed J. W. Cobb of Biblical Re 
corder, and S. F. Conrad of North Carolina Baptist. By motion agreed t 
meet at 9:30 a. m., adjourn at 12 m.; meet at 1 p. rn., adjourn at pleasure. B 
motion changed constitution so as to meet on Wednesday, instead of Thursl 
day. The moderator announced the chairman of committees on State, Horn 
and Foreign Missions, Orphanage and Periodicals. J. M. Walker announcec 
homes for delegates. Benediction by J. W r . Cobb. 

SECOND D/\Y— Morning Session. 

Scripture lesson by M. M. Landrum. Prayer by T. B. Justice. Spiritua 
talks by C. S. Cashwell and C, B. Justice. Read and adopted record of yes 
terday. Called for and read letters from other churches. The moderate 
announced the following committees, viz: State missions. C. B. Justice, ch. 
home missions, J. M. Walker, ch.; foreign missions, T. B. Justice, ch.; edu- 
cation, J. W. Cobb, ch.; deceased ministers, W. H. Taylor, ch.: aged minis 
ters' relief, A. L, Grayson, ch.; nominations to State and Southern conven! 
tions, Elbert Jackson, ch.; place and introductory sermon. N. T. Mills, chl 
orphanage. C. S. Cashwell, ch.; Sabbath schools, G. D. Taylor, ch.; temper] 
ance, E. Buchanan, ch.; spiritual condition of churches, A. P. Sorrels, chl 
finance, A. L. Grayson, ch. 



3 

A. P. Sorrels read report on spiritual condition of Churches. This report 
'as adopted later 1 without discussion. The Methodist brethren tendered 
heir house of worship to the association during its sessions here. Thanks 
> them. Appointed pastor and deacons of Cherry Spring church a com mi t- 
M on preaching: H. M. Grooih read report on periodicals. On motion to 
dopt, speeches/were made by C. B. Justice, S. F. Con red and J. W. Cobb. 
Report adopted. Report on home missions was read by J. M. Walker. Speech 
y T. B. Justice. Pledges taken and report adopted. Benediction by C. S. 
ashwell. Recess one hour. 

Afternoon Session. 

Prayer by A. P. Sorrels. E. Buchanan read a letter from Round Knob 
nurch asking for admission into this body. C. B. Justice, C. S. Cashwell and 
i. L. Deck were appointed a committee to examine and report the articles of 
lith, rules and practice of this church. This church being reported by the 
>mmittee to be in harmony and sympathy with this association, was ad- 
littecl into this body. Report on orphanage was read by C. S. Cash well. 
ending motion to adopt, speeches were made by C. S. Casewell and C. B. 
ustice; pledges taken, and cash collection $3.88. T. B. Justice read report 
i Sabbath schools. This report was adopted after remarks by T. B. Justice 
id J. W. (Cobb. Report on education was read by J. W. Cobb. On motion 
) adopt, speeches were made by J. W. Cobb and C. B Justice. This subject 
as deferred til! to-morrow. The report on place and introductory sermon. 
; read by N. T. Mill, was adopted. Elbert Jackson read report on nomina- 
ons. Adopted, Benediction by S. F. Conrad. 

THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 

Prayer and praise service by E. Buchanan. Read and adopted yesterday's 
•cord. Called and corrected roll of delegates. Welcomed L. Johnson, cor- 
isponding secretary of State board of missions.. Report on foreign missions 
as read by T. B. Justice. On motion to adopt, speeches were made by T. B. 
istice and C. B. Justice. Pledges taken. Report adopted. C. B. Justice 
•ad report on State missions. L. Johnson spoke on the motion to adopt, 
ledges taken. Cash collection, $(i.75. Recess one hour. 

Afternoon Session. 

Prayer by D.\J. Hunt. Subject of education called up by the moderator, 
ijeech by D, J. Hunt. By motion appointed a committee, consisting of D. 
Hunt, John M. Walker and A. L. Grayson, to nominate board of trustees 
1 Round Hill school. This committee reported the names for board of trus- 
ts a c follows: >C. B. Justice, oh.; C. S. Cashwell, G. D. Taylor, L. D. Hemp- 
ill, J. F. Logan, J. A. Rucker and J. D. Morris. Report on temperance read 
id adopted. This subject was not discussed. Many of the speeches on other 
ibjects referred to this. Report on finance read by J. M. Walker. Remarks 
C. S. Cashwell and others. By this time many of the delegates had gone 
pme. Minute fund smaller than usual; perhaps fewer minutes and delay in 
intinsr. Churches will please bear with clerk. Report on aged ministers' 
lief read and adopted. Resolution of thanks read and heartily adopted, 
osing prayer by L. Johnson. 

FOURTH DAY. 

L. Johnson preached in Baptist church, and C- S. Cashwell in Methodist 
lurch, at 11 a. m., to large and attentive congregations. Collection for State 
issions, $7.41. 

M. M. Landbum, Moderator. 

A. P. Sorrels, Clerk. 

Board cf Missions and Sunday Schools. 

C. B. Justice, chairman Rutherfordton, N. C. 

3th el— A. B. Mashburn '. Neaisville, N. C. 

thlehem— A. W. Gilliam Blalock, " 

ulah— Joshua Pitman Landrum. S. G. 

g Level— IS". T. Mills Bright, N. C. 

IPs Creek— J. F. Logan Ayr, 

ridge water -W. P. Hemphill Bridge water, " 



Oamp Qreek— J- L. Barnes Trio, 

Cane Creek— S, J. Collins. Ditu.Uiile, ■ \ ; 

Chapel Hill— Ben F. Corpening . . . . Marion, 

Cherry Spring— J. Coxey. . . .'.' .Old Fort. 

Chimney Rock — Wm. Henderson . Chimney Rook, 

Columbus— N. B. Hampton . Columbus-. 

Cooper's Gap— H. K. Corn. I)imsdak\ 

Pyartsville— W. H. Taylor . . .-: : Dyartsvilie, 

Eureka— J. W. Whiteside UVee, " 

Hall Town— tlobeit Hall Marian. u 

Harmony Grove— J. L. Padgett Nealsvifle. 

Macedonia— Joseph Arrowood Nealsvilk\ " 

Marion— B. B. Price. Marion, 

Mills Spring— J. R. Fosfar Mills Spring, 

Montford's Cove— L. D. Hemphill Otter Creek, 

Mountain Creek — A. P. Rucker Darlington, St 

Mountain View— B. Jackson Turner, 

Mount Vernon— H. A. Harrill Rutherfordton. 

Old Fort— A. Terrili , Old Fort, '• 

Piney Knob— M. L. Havnes. , Nanity. 

Pleasant Grove— R. O. Ledbefter. Green Hiii, 

Pleasant Hill— M. D. Hill Rutherford ton. k ' 

Rock Spring— H. M. Whiteside Uree, " 

Round Hill— J. D. Morris Union Mills. ;t . 

Rutherfordton— J. H. Callahan, T. C. Smith, A. L. ? Pl . tVwiT , + ., vr1 + , ri 

Grayson, W. L. Payseur, W. A. Harrill. f Ivathertoiclton, 

Silver Creek— C. C. Collins Walker, 

Stone Mountain— Z. V. Huclgins Jeter, " 

Sunny Vale— J. P. Padgett. . Garden City, " 

Turkey Cove— R. P. Hollifield Armstrong, "_ 

Walnut Grove— J. H. Brown Ash ford. " 

Whiteside Valley— J. B. Whiteside Uree, •' 

Zion Hill— W. A. Buchanan. Ector. 

Round Knob — E Siler Round Knob. ' ; 

Clear Creek— N Buchanan Garden City, " 

Report on' Education. 

Your committee on education submits the following report: We believe 
that the public school system of our State should receive the hearty support 
of every member of this body: First, because in some instances our public 
schools furnish the only opportunity for the instruction of many of the chil- 
dren of our State: second, because, as a denomination, we feel it our duty to 
aid our State in every worthy enterprise. The necessity for increased interest 
in our public schools, it seems to us, is more urgent if possible than ever be- 
fore, because of the recent amendment to our State constitution, whereby in 
a few years the privilege to vote will be tested in some instances by an educa- 
tional qualification. We are also of opinion that the length of the school 
terms should be increased. We also recommend increased interest in sec- 
ondary education. By this we mean high schools and academies which occupy 
the middle ground between the public schools and our colleges. We feel that 
we should exert ourselves to the utmost to sustain our associational school 
which is established at Round Hill. In regard to higher education, we re- 
joice in the fact that we have in W^ake Forest college a school fur our boys 
second to none in all the South. In cheapness, in morality, in wholesome 
christian influence,. as well as in thoroughness of instruction, Wake Forest 
college has but few equals in all the land, and we earnestly urge upon every 
young man who has in him a desire to make the most of life, to avail him- 
self of the opportunities offered by this noble institution. Its influence 
upon the Baptist ministry of North Carolina can be seen in every section of 
the State, and we recommend to the churches that they continue their con- 
tributions to ministerial education. To our girls we recommend the Chowan 
Baptist Institute, Oxford Seminary, and especially the Baptist Female Uni- 
versity located at Raleigh. This noble institution, as well as Wake Forest 



lpg.e, lias been established amid the prayers and tears of our Baptist fathers 
d mo I hers, and its bright future causes our hearts to swell with thanksgiv- 
I to the Giver of all good. J. W. Cobb, chairman. 

Report on Deceased Ministers. 

We. your committee on deceased ministers, are very glad to report that 
»d in His goodness has spared the lives or all another year, for which we are 
ankful. W. H. Taylor, chairman. 

Report on Place and Introductory. 

The committee on place and introductory sermon recommend that the 
xt session of this body he held with the church at Mills Spring, Polk 
uity, and that Rev. C. IS. CashwelJ preach the introductory sermon; Rev. 
M. Waiker alternate. N. T. Mills, chairman. 

Nominations. 

We nominate Z. T. Whiteside, W. M. Whiteside, C. B. Justice, D. J. 
int. C. 8. Cashweil, J. M. Walker. M. M. Landrum, W. L. Haynes and A. L. 
ayson to State convention, and T. B. Justice to Southern Baptist conven- 
ing " Elbert Jackson, chairman. 

Report on Sunday Schools. 

It is with great pleasure that we notice that most of the churches report 
nda.v schools. It is to be regretted that some report no schools. It is un- 
•tunate for any church or community to be deprived of the influence of a 
iperly conducted Su ;day school. It is a fact, potent, that it is becoming 
>re difficult every year to awaken grown up, unregenerate persons to a sense 
tueir responsibility. Pastors should impress upon their church members 
air duty in the matter of attending Sunday schools and aiding in the work 
training the minas of the children and instructing them in tne way of life, 
lere are, according to our best information, less than 25 per cent, of the 
urch members within the bounds of our association who attend Sunday 
loot. The cause of this indifference, we believe, is the same that is so great 
lindrance in many other particulars, viz: the lack of spirituality and con- 
•ratiou. Let us earnestly supplicate at a throne of grace for a fuller appre- 
it ion of the importance of tins great work, and for spiritual wisdom and 
vver to accomplish it, realizing that the Great Shepherd is mindful of the 
y in which we tend the lambs. Committee. 

Orphanage. 

About 200 dependent children at our Orphanage look to us as a denomina- 
m lor support. Just now there is great need for the increase of the general 
id. Another pressing need is the increase of room; another nursery for 
"ants is greatly needed. It is worthy of note that the children at Thomas- 
le are supported for $4.42 per month, and when their advantages are noted 
is is remarkable. We urge the taking of Charity and Children as a source 
revenue, and the best source of information in regard to our Orphanage 
irk. We suggest monthly collections by every Sunday school, and ask the 
stors to present the work to the churches. 

C. S. Cashwell, chairman. 

Report on Home Missions. 

In order that we may obey the admonition of the spirit to lengthen our 
rds and strengthen our stakes, we should give an exceedingly warm place 
our affections for Home Missions. The home mission work is the fouuda- 
>n for all <>ur missionary efforts. William Gary once said: "Let us attempt 
felt things for God and expect great things of Him." This>exertaton is as 
plicabie to our home missionary work to-day as it was to the churches of 
ry's day. If we could only realize the importance and the immensity of 
e work to be done at home, we would redouble our efforts. It is the opinion 
your committee that none of our missionary efforts are more important 
an home missions. Paul said: '-That 1 could wish myself accursed from 
irist, for my brethren, for my kindred according to the flesh." We com- 
md to our consideration the love of Paul for his kindred. So we have ac 
I doors thousands of our kindred who are unsaved. The harvest is indeed 



great The field of the Home Mission Board is included in the Souther 
States Indian Territory, Oklahoma and Cuba. Some of our strongest churehi 
have been aided by this board. These churches are row paying back t lies 
funds with interest. Perhaps the most interesting mission field in the wort 
is Cuba. God by his providence seems to have placed the responsibility i* 
the evangelization of C:iba upon the Southern Bapl ist convention, i 

r John M. Walker, N. J. Bland, W. D. Haynes. 

Treasurer's Condensed Report. 

The undersigned treasurer of Green River association reports, from c!o> 
of last session to the opening of present session: 



Received for— I Orphanage 63 

State Missions..... ..$143 53 j Aged Ministers' Relief .... l| 

Foreign Missions 188 79 j - Z177~, 

Home Missions 116 94 i Total „ . . .^ • : • : M ii 

And requests usual auditing committee to pass on complete report aft 
close of session. Respectfully submitted. 

Oct. 3 1901. A - L - Grayson, treasurer. 

Report on Foreign Missions. 

With God there are no divisions of missions. The world is the Held, tli 
laborers are comparatively few and the harvest field is white. The work 
State Home and Foreign missions are divisions of the work for the more cor 
venieut and efficient supervision of the work, but God is the sender— we, 1 
servants are the sent, to deliver the message of salvation to ail the world, t 
teach ail nations and baptize those who believe. When we consider the J 
suits of our Foreign mission work, in the face of the great difficulties thsi 
confront u«. it looks like great success, but when we consider the great nun 
bers who have never heard the truth of Christ, we realize that the work i 
nnlv begun We have met with difficulties, but there are many precio* 
Promises to those who overcome. For the year past our missionaries hav 
been faithfu , as usual, and the Master blesses His work. The storm cloud i| 
Pnina has lost its threatening aspect, and the workers take courage. Let J 
he as true to our duty of supporting the missionaries as they are in doing tl 
work The native helpers have been faithful, and soon we hope that eve! 
neoole will have among their citizens preachers of the gospel lot Christ. 1 
would recommend that all who can possibly do so. subscribe tor Foreign Mi 
linn lournal, as a means of informing themselves m regard to Foreign mi: 

T^^rv T. B. Justice, chaii man. 

slon work> State Missions 

Never in the history of our State missions have the emergencies and d] 
mancts been greater than they are at present. At the last session of the B ij 
ti*t State convention the Board of Missions wh^ instructed to plan the woi 
rVn the basis of $25,000, this being an increase of $5,000 over the amount e 
rinded in this work for the previous year. Realizing that the magnitude 
thP work and the emergencies thereof made this increase of appropriate 
npr-pssarv the convention resolved to ask the brethren of the State to increai 
thoir' contributions 25 per cent. This course was adopted after earnes 
4§£vWfu-l consideration, and believing that the love of God in the hearts 
thP brethren and their interest in the welfare of the people of their Statj 
would guarantee the necessary increase in their contributions. There sd 
r 7 n ,inst) be collected between this and the meeting of the convention, ncf 
«Tk ooo'or else we will be compelled to report a heavy debt to the conventio 
PPi'h-ms the most universal reason assigned by t le people for the falling c 
in their contributions is th > excessive rains and the destruction of the croj 
..nrl Vrherorop3rty. Instead of these justifying us in withholding our co 
r -buttons to the Lord's cause, they are only reminders to us that heretofd 
wp h ive withheld from Him more than is meet, and through these tiling^ 
Mnn-ils to us to enlarge our contributions, sympathies and prayers, 
app-m* Respectfully, Committee. 



Report on Aged Ministers' Relief, 

This object is one that should commend itself to us. It is for the relief 
rid comfort of those who have spent their lives in the service of the Master, 
iid in l heir work of love, laboring for the good of others, and have not stopped 
o accumulate properly for their support in their old age. We rejoice that 
•e have the privilege of helping them to realize that the Lord in whom they 
lave trusted, will care for them in their time of need. Two-thirds of the 
mounts contributed are permanently invested, and one-third used for present 
elief. Large contributions are not necessary, but we suggest that every 
parch in this assaciation raise at least $1 for this object. 

Respectfully submitted. A. L. Grayson, chairman. 

Report of Finance Committee. 

We report S2S.92 sent up for minutes. We recommend that an allowance 
f $7 be made to the clerk, and that he furnish church letters and have min- 
tes printed with balance of the money on best terms he can make. We 
Bam mend also that every church send up for minutes an amount equal to 
ue cent for every church member, which will enable the clerk to have the 
linutes primed neatly and promptly. 

Kespectfuliy submitted. A. L. Grayson, chairman. 

Report on Temperance. 

We, your committee, are glad that we can be assured that the subject of 
Imperance is growing in the hearts of our people. We are thankful for the 
ogress made during the last few decades. But we fear that there is danger 
f a decline on this subject. So few of our church letters say anything about 
unperanee. We an; fearful that the resolution passed at Bethel is becoming 
dead letter. We recommend t.:at our pastors devote at Jeast one Sunday of 
ten year in their churches to this subject. 

E. Buchanan, W. L. Bl\nd. A. P. Nanney, 
Washington Hill. M. Hall, Committee. 

Report on Periodicals. 

The newspaper is one of the most powerful agencies in modern times for 
xidorevil. As an agency for good, they are indispensably necessary as a 
.ediuui of information in our work. Our advancement and growth as a de- 
jini nation depends largely upon the extent to which our people are informed, 
he. Baptists of North Carolina are to be congratulated upon the high type 
id standard of the papers which represent us in the State. For editorial 
)ility, doctrinal soundness, purity of tone and substance, they are in every 
ay worthy of the acceptance and patronage of the denomination. We especi- 
ly recommend the old Baptist organ, the Biblical Recorder, the North Caro- 
na Baptist, Charity and Children, Foreign Mission Journal, and Home, 
ield. H. M. Croom, chairman. 

Spiritual Condition of Churches. 

We have searched the church letters and find it will take a close calcula- 
on to learn anything about the spiritual condition of the churches from 
lem. Ttie number baptized, the contributions, and the records reported is 
>t a sufficient index to our spiritual condition. Gal. 5:22 says: "'The fruit of 
le spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meek- 
»ss, temperance." Instead of these we sometimes all envy, strife, division, 
;>resy, intempera ice, etc. We ask the delegates, especially the ministers, to 
ve verbal statements about their churches. We also advise the churches 
^reafter to report their spiritual condition on their letters under the head of 
•.marks— not temperance only, but their general spirituality. 

A. P. Sorrels, chairman. 
Echoes from Churches. 

Bethel— See financial and statistical tables. 

Bethlehem— We raised $3.5-1 on debt of Rev. J. C Sorrels, deceased. 

Big Level, Beulah. Bill's Creek, Bridgewater— See tables. 

Camp Creek— Letter not approved in conference. Thought correct by clerk. 

Cane Creek— Blessed with a revival. Strict on temperance. 



Chapel Hill— Pray that our church may prosper. 
Cherry Springs— Letter. Approved by p tstor and deacon*. , , 
Clear Creek-Asks the association to convene with them m 1902, l>ui , = 
to Mills Spring. 

Cooper's Gap— See tables. ,V\-: „. • - *.-> m 

Dvsartville— Report of Woman's Missionary Society: State missions,. $2.« 
foreign missions, $1.38; home missions, $1.36: orphanage, $1.30; native mis- 
sionary, $2.00: postage. 19 cts.-total, $8.21. Pledge on J. C. Sorrells" home.: 
Church, $5.00: Jennie Landis, 50 cts. 

Eureka, Hall Town— See tables. 

Harmony Grove— Our church is in protracted meetings, conducted by 
Pastor Havnes and B. B. Harris. 

Macedonia— Nothing but statistics. 

Marion-See tables. , 

Mills Spring-Paid J. C. Sorrels, $4.00; paid H. C. Davis, $o.00. Asks foi 
and gets the association to meet with them in 11)02. . f 

Montford's Cove- Woman's Missionary Society raised tor State mission^ 
$6.37; for foreign missions. $2.63; Christmas offering, $-3.00; native worker 
$2.00: home missions, $2.00 — Local, $18.00. 

Mountain Creek— See tables. 

Mountain View— We have had a glorious revival. • • J 

Mount Vernon— Woman's Missionary Society gives to foreign, missions 
$3.00: State missions $5.60; home missions, $4.00-iotal, $12.60, Two dollar 
of foreign missions goes to a native helper. . K1 J 

Old Fort, Pinev Knob, Pleasant Grove, Pleasant Hill— See tables. 

Rock Spring— Pastorless till September, when we calico C. L. Davis. 

Round Hill. Rutherfordton— See tables. ■ 

Silver Creek-We have had good meetings. Our church is m better work- 
ing order than formerly. 

Stone Mountain. Sunny Vale— Remarks blank. 

Tryon— Held eight-day meeting, resulting in six conversions. 

Turkey Cove, Walnut Grove -Remarks blank. 

Whiteside Valley— House completed. Church prospering. 

Zion Hill— Remarks blank. 

Report of Woman's Missionary Union. 

The Woman's Missionary Union, of 1 he Green River Association, met 
annual meeting in the Methodist church at Cherry Springs, on h riday, Oc 

ber4. 1901, at 2:30 p. m. 

Devotional exercises by Mrs. A. L. Grayson. , 

The roll was then called and the following delegates responded, itettti 
Miss Lou Morris; Dysartville, letter: Mountain Creek, Miss Mattie Keetej 
Mount^erfon;M^Oiiie Harrill; Round Hill, Misses Oera Flack and Md 
dona Livingston; Pleasant Hill, letter. J 

Reports of societies were called for, and short, interesting talks from tt 
deleSites were heard. A talk on "Bits of Experience in Society Work" w<ti 
givl by M^s Livingston. An inspiring letter from Miss Heck was read l| 
Mrs. Grayson. 

NAMES OF SOCIETIES, THKIll OFFICERS AND POST OFFICES. 

Presidents. Secretaries. Post Offices. 

Bethel Mrs. M. I. Morris. .MissCallieGoforth. . .Nealsville .... 

Chanel Hill" " Ben Corpening. "Cora Poteet Marion 

I)vs artvil e . ." L M. Walker t . .Mrs. S. S. Denton. . . . Dysartville . . 
Marton . . .I.. ».J-L. Morgan . . . . " J. M, Bellinger. . . .Marion 



Montford''sCo've:'."M. Justice ."S.L.Hampton Otter Creek.. 

Mountain Creek. . Miss Mattie Keeter. — — ; • • • .(xitKey. . . ... . . 

Mount Vernon. . . . Mrs. Jno. Wells. . . . Miss M. J. Walker. . . .Ruthertordtof. 



Round Hi 



D. J. Hunt Mrs. C. S. Nanney. ... Union Mills 



Rut erf ord ton ]'.';> J.'l. Taylor " A. L. Grayson Rutherford U>n 

P1^5S l HniV:'. , r>" M. J.Gnswold...Miss Dora Hill... . . . . Rutherford Lon 



The reports of Societies showed the following contributions: 



ethel |$3 00 

ysartville 2 

arion j 6 

onford's Cove ; 2 

nun tain Creek 3 

ount Vernon . .|!2 

ound Hill '6 

utherfordton. 1 11 

easant Hill I 5 

utherfordton Sunbeams ".. 



S 



$5 45 



1 

7 

2 

3 

3 

00' 16 00 

00 13 98 

00i 3 44 

I 2 69 



$2 45 



11 18 



$4 30 
2 01 

12 87 
6 37 

4 62 

5 60 
10 35 
10 94 



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$1 35$. 
1 30 .. 



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8 00 



3 32 3 321 
2 48 1 64 ! 



14 95 



38 27! 



The Union then adjourned to meet at Mills Spring in 1902. 

Mrs. A. L. Grayson, President. 
Miss Meldona Livingston, Secretary. 



Order of Business. 



1. Fix time of meeting and adjournment. 2, Call for messengers present 
ithout letters from their churches 3 Call for application for membership 
this body. 4. Appoint committees on preaching aud finance. 5. Recog- 
ze in their official capacity, any present who may represent general denomi- 
ttional interests. 6. Call for correspondents, renewing thecal! at the open- 
I of each morning session. 7, Appoint committees on state of Religion 
ate. Home and Foreign Missions, Sabbath Schools, Temperance, Education 
rphanage, Deceased Ministers, Aged Ministers, Nominations State and 
iuthern Conventions, Place and Introductory Sermon of next session Peri- 
neals, etc., urging reports as soon as possible. 8. Call for reports of com- 
ittees. 9. Ordered that this association at this session, 1 94. appoint a 
itable man as Historian, whose business it shall be to collect such facts as 
> may be able to do, in reference to our church and associational history 
id report the same annually, until the same shall have been completed' 
. Give an opportunity to present t le claims of Foreign, Home, State M's- 
jns and Orphanage, with any other general interest supported bv this body. 
. Fix time and place of next meeting and appoint introductory preacher* 
l alternate, also minister to preach the missionary sermon. 12. Appoint 
^respondents to other bodies. 13. Miscellaneous business. 14. Elect dele- 
ites to State and Southern Baptist Conventions. 15. Elect Board provided 
r in Constitution. IB. Arrange for printing, distributing Minutes and pay- 
| Clerk. 17. Adjourn. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 










CHURCHES. 


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$ 8 63 
4 75 
9 56 

1 00 
1 00 

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$ 2 27 
8 45 
5 Oo 

1 81 
55 

13 00 
4 00 

2 50 


$ 5 20 
2 00 

2 00 
1 80 

1 00 
14 00 

3 00 

2 50 


$ 5 00 
1 35 


$.... 


$ 


$ 21 10 

16 55; 

16 56 

6 26 

2 55 


W. M. S 


Bethlehem 






Big 1 Level ... 


1 65 






Bill's Creek 






Bridgewater 


5 50 
4 46 
1 50 
1 47 


2 00 




64 5<) 


Camp Creek 


15 561 


Chapel Hill 

S. S 




2 00 


10 ooj 

1 47 


Cherry Spring 


2 76 

1 55 

2 oo 
1 42 
6 5o 


2 00 
9 00 
1 00 

1 50 

5 75 

2 70 
8 00 

"i'66 

17 50 

6 10 
5 CO 

3 50 


2 00 

5 00 




25 


7 01 


Clear Creek 


5 00 




20 53 


W. M, S 






3 00 

6 42 

18 24 

3 4C 
18 0Q 

4 35 
4 0Q 

36 31 
6 10 

17 Oi 
9 9l 

4 37 

5 00 
£3 11 
15 4* 
44 63; 




1 00 
1 25 

70 

'Too 

1 00 
11 20 


2 50 

3 64 






Dysartville 

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1 10 


Eurpka 


8 oo 
1 35 
1 oo 
5 39 


2 00 
2 00 
1 00 






Harmony Grove 






Macedonia 


2 25 




Marion 


W. M.S 


Mills Spring 

Montford Cove 


3 oo 

2 5o 

4 37 

1 5o 
27 7o 

4 85 
16 oo 

5 6o 

2 oo 

3 oo 


2 50 

3 00 


2 56 
91 




4 00 


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Mountain View 


1 00 
23 50 

6 05 

11 00 

3 00 

83 

2 00 


1 00 
23 85 
4 55 
6 75 
4 00 

1 00 

3 00 


1 50 

8 07 






Mount ai n Creek 






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Mount Vernon 


5 78 




5 10 


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4 00 

1 50 

2 00 
76 

2 24 






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Pleasa n c Grove 






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1 00 

3 32 

1 00 

14 54 

5 42 

51 09 

lo 94 

58 

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1 00 
1 00 


4 50 
8 45 

"i'io 

6 00 

64 00 

24 78 

1 00 

3 22 


"3*32 

1 00 
10 91 

2 00 

6 22 

49 45 

58 

3 01 






7 74 


W. M S 


15 Of 


Rock Spring 

Round Hill 


1 00 
13 76 






3 00 






43 31 


W. M. S 


13 41 


Rutherford ton 


8 00 


1 00 




130 3l 


W. M. S 




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22 70 






24 8f 


Sunbeams . . 






8 41 


Rock C reek S. S . . 


2 00 






2 00 








5 50 


Silver Creek 


1 50 
75 


1 00 
75 

2 00 
1 50 
1 00 


1 50 


50 


1 00 


2 1 

4 

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1 0( 

1 0( 

6 K 


Stone Mountain 


Tryon 






2 00 


Whiteside Valley 


2 oo 

1 00 


2 00 


1 63 




Zion Hill 








25 
1 00 

50 
1 00 


Mrs, Howard 












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Thomas Morris 












Collection, Association .... 


6 75 






















Totals 


$272 80 


$268 31 


$192 04 


$116 98 


$5 75 


$18 20 


$874 



We have examined report of A. L. Grayson, Treasurer of Green River A 

sociation, and find that he has proper receipts for $874.08, as reported abov 

T. C. Smith. W. O. Watkins, Auditing Committee. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. A. L. Grayson, Treasure 



PLEDGES. 



CHURCHES. 


State 

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[$ lo 00 
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$ 5 oo 
3 oo 

1 oo 

2 oo 


$ 15 oo 

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1 oo 

2 oo 


$ 5 00 
4 00 

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$ 35 


2. Bethlehem 


19 


3. Beuiah 


2 


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1 5o 


5 


5. Bill's Creek 




6. Bridgewater 


2 00 


3 oo 


1 oo 







7. Camp Creek 




8. Cane G reek 

9. Chapel Hill 


! 1 oo 
1 5o 
5 oo 


2 oo 

2 oo 


1 oo 

1 5o 

2 oo 


* i 66 


2 0( 
01 


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9 01 


11. Chimney Rock 




12. Clear Creek 


lo oo 


5 oo 


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5 00 


^8 01 


13. Columbus 




14. Cooper's Gap 


1 5p 

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1 00 

4 oo 


1 oo 
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2 00 
5 00 
2 00 


5 5< 


15. Dysartville 

10. Eureka 


25 IH 
12 01 


17. Hall Town 




18. Harmony Grove 


1 oo 


1 00 


2 00 


4 01 


19. Henry Station 




2o. Macedonia 


| 1 00 

6 oo 

4 oo 

25 oo 

15 oo 
lo oo 

1 00 

4 oo 

2 oo 
15 oo 

1 00 

loo 00 

3 oo 

1 00 
1 00 

5 oo 

1 00 

1 00 

2 5o 

1 5o 


1 00 

lo 00 

4 oo 

4 oo 
lo oo 

5 00 

3 oo 

1 00 

3 oo 
lo 00 

1 00 

lo oo 

5o oo 

2 oo 

1 00 

3 oo 
I oo 

1 CO 

1 5o 


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5 oo 

4 oo 
25 oo 

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5 oo 
1 oo 
3 oo 

lo oo 

15 oo 
1 oo 
loo 00 
1 00 
1 00 
1 00 

3 oo 
1 oo 
1 oo 

1 oo 




1 00 
30 00 

2 50 
5 00 
5 00 
1 50 
5 00 

3 00 

1 00 

2 00 
5 00 
1 00 

15 00 

25 00 
1 50 

1 00 
1 00 

1 5o 
1 oo 

1 00 

1 5o 

2 oo 


3 Oi 




90 0' 


22. Mills Spring 


17 5 


23. Montford Cove 


17 OJ 


24. Mt. Creek 

25. Mt. View 

20. Mt. Vernon 


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27. Old Fort 


28. Pi ney Knob 


29. Pleasant Grove 


30. Pleasant Hill 

31. Rock Spring 


32. Round Hill 


-33. Round Knob 


34. Rutherfordton 


35. Silver Creek 


36. Stone Mountain 


37. Sunny Vale 


38. Trvon 


39. Turkey Cove 


4o. Walnut Grove 


41. Whiteside Valley 


42. Union Hill 


Totals 


$289 00 


$153 50 


$261 50 


$139 50 


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CHURCHES. PASTORS, CLERKS, SUPERINTENDENTS, AND POSTOFFICES. 



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POSTOFFICES. 

Rutberfordton, N. C. 
Union Mills, 


CLERKS. 


POSTOFFICES. 


SUPERINTENDENTS. 


POSTOFFICES. 


*tice 


|L A Ray burn 
A W Gilliam 


Nealsviiie, N. C. 






nt 


Blalock, 


J M Gibson 


Blalock, N. 


alker 


Rutherford ton, " 


II II McCraine & T M Ruppe 


Bright. 


N T Mills 


Poplar Grove, '] 


lackson 


Turner, " 


A L Pitman 


Landrum, S. C 


R P Pitman 


Mills Spring, ' 


irrill 


Forest Citv. 


C H Flinn 


Tiger. N. C. 


I M Fiadv 


Uree, 


hwell 


Marion. '• 


J H Simmons 


Nebo, '• 


J H Simmons 


Nebo, " 


ilker 


Rutherfordton. ,4 


B Biggerstaff 


Trio, 






dynes 


Nanito, " 


M A Sea, rev 


Uree, " 


J M Gibbs and B E Hay lies 


Uree, " 


lit 


Union Mills, 


B (J Poteet 


Marion, ki 


Miss Cora Poteet 


Marion. " 


ilker 


Rutherfordton, ''• 


J W Walker 


Teck, 


D L Roberson 


Teck, 


rrels 


Garden City, 


W D Long 


Garden City, •' 


N Buchanan 


Garden City, " 


ues 


Swain, S. C.j 


LG Gibbs 


Tmners, '• 


H K Corn and B P Gibbs 


Dimsdale, 


nt 


Union Mills, N. C. 


I.I R Denton 


Dvsartsville, •' 


W H Taylor 


Dysartville, 


liteside 


Uree, u 


AS Whiteside 


Avr, *.* 






>,11 


Gibbs, 


iRL Hall 


Marion. 






riynes 


Nan i to, " 


Marion Simmons 


Bridgewater, ki 


Robert Sisk 


Pattons, " 


dynes 


Nanito. " 


J M Watkins 


Deraming, '• 






mwell 


Marion. •* 


B B Price 


Marion, li 


B B Price 


Marion, " 


slice 


Rutherford ton, " 


J .1 Lam bright 


Mills Spring, " 


IO T Baynard 


Mills Spring, '• 


stice 


Rutberfordton, " 


lA F Morgan 


Otter Creek, '• 


L C Hemphill & J W Morgan 


Otter Creek, •* 


liteside 


Wake Forest. " 


[A P Rucker 


Darlington. " 


lA P Rucker 


Darlington, '• 


lackson 


Bright. «' 


IJ F Jackson 


Walker. 


N C Burgess 


Dimsdale, ■ kt 


nt 


Union Mills, 


M L Wilson 


Logan's Store, 


J J Logan 


Itom, '' 


hweli 


Marion, 


[George G Pendergrass 


Eclipse, '" 


IP C Harmon 


Old Fort, 


dges 


Shelby, " 


M R Camp 


Nanito, " 


IEH Milton 


Nanito, ' ; 


ss 


Forest Citv, •' 


R Led better 


Ayr, '• 


IW L Bland and R Led better 


Ayr, 


nice 


Rutherford ton, ; ' 


J D Whiteside 


Twitty. 


sJohn Owens 


Mack, " 


vis 


Forest Gity, '' 


M H Whiteside 


Uree, " 


IRM McEntire 


Uree, '* 


vtice 


Rutberfordton, ;< 


A H Nanney, Jr. 


Cuba, 


L W Livingston 


Union Mills, il 


}tice 


Rutherford ton, •' 


T C Smith 


Rutberfordton. '• 


1 A L Grayson 


Rutherfordton. j 


ilker 


Rutberfordton, •• 


IIP A Hedge 


Mills Spring, 


A E Jones 


Mira, 


avnes 


Nanito, 


C M Nanney 


Stone Mountain. " 






rrels 


Garden City, 


J P Pad get 


Garden Gity, '• 


jW FMcMahan 


Garden City, u 


stice 


Rutberfordton, '■ 
Garden City, " 
Garden City, ,; 


TT Ballenger 
J .1 H oil i field 


Tryon, " 


i 




rrels 






rrels 


J H Brown 


Ash ford. ' " 






lackson 


Turners, " 


.T B Whiteside 


Chimnev Rock. " 


|W H Arledge 


Chimney Rock, '1 


nnan 


Ector, " 


W A Buchanan 


Ector. " 


Wilson M Buchanan 


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MINUTES 



OP" THE 



%5lxtij*\!)econcf sv/innual Session 



OF THE 



Sreen ffiiver 

baptist jissociatiorij 



HELD WITH THE 



Church at JVIills Springs, Pol^ County, % C. 



OCT. 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 1902. 



NEXT SESSION. 
At Bound Hill Clmrcli 10 miles north of Rutherfordton, and one-fourth 
of a mile of Union Mills on the Southern Railroad, beginning 
Wednesday before the first Sunday in Oct. 1903. 



SHELBY, N. C. 
The C. P. Roberts Printing Co. Printers. 

. 1902. 



OFFICERS. 

S. OASHWELL, Moderator Marion, N C 

A. H. NANNEY, Jr., Clerk Cuba, " ' 

ALBERT N. GRAYSON, Treasurer Rutherfordton 



ORDAINED MINISTERS 

Elder Cashwell, C S Marion, McDowell County, N 

Elder Denton, J. R Dysartsville, McDowell County, 

Elder Elliott, M. C Rocky Pass, McDowell County, 

Elder Haney, J. F Old Fort. McDowell County, 

Elder Harris, B. B.. Dysartsville, McDowell County, 

Elder Harvey, M. A Old Fort, McDowell Countv, 

Elder Hunt, D. J Union Mills, Rutherford County, 

Elder Jackson, Elbert Turner Polk County, 

Elder Justice, C- B '.'.. Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, 

Elder Justice, T. B Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, 

Elder Landrum, M. M Forest City, Rutherford County, 

Elder Logan, W. H Ayr, Rutherford County, 

Elder Mashburn, A. B Nealsville; McDowell County, 

Elder Moffit, J. I Stone Mountain, McDowell County, 

Elder Sorrells, A. P Garden City, McDowell Countv, 

Elder Taylor, E. L - Mack, Rutherford County, 

Elder Walker. J. M Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, 

Elder Whiteside, W. M Wake Forest, Wake Countv, 

Elder Whiteside, Z. T Uree, Rutherford County, 

Elder Buchanan, E Ector, McDowell County, 

Elder Jackson B. P Myra, Polk County, 

LICENTIATES. 

J. M. Taylor, Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, N. 

M, F. Pyatt, Bridgewater, Burke County, 

George Gibson, Nebo, McDowell County, 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Mills Springs Baptist Church, 

Polk County, N. C, October ist, 1902. 

The Sixty-Second Annual Session of the Green Riv- 
er Association convened at 12 m. today. Hymn 'Jesus 
Lover of my Soul." The Annual Sermon was preached 
by Rev. C. S. Cashwell from Isa. 52:1 ''Awake, oh Zi- 
on, etc." 

Prayer by J. W. Cobb. 

Benediction by S. F. Conrad. 

Recess one hour. 

Re-assembled 2 p, m. 

Association called to order by Clerk. 

Former Moderator being absent, the Clerk called 
C. S. Cashwell to the Chair. T. B. Justice and T, F. 
Poteat read letters from churches, enrolled delegetes as 
follows : 

Bethel— W. C. Rayburn, J. P. Pateat. 

Bethlehem— A. W. Gilliam, J. Y. Gilliam, C B Morris. 

Beulah — A. L Pittman, Jno. Culbreth. 

Big Level— B. T. Wilson, T. M. Ruppe, N. T, Mills. 

Bill's Creek— Mont Jackson. 

Bridge water —J. H. Simmons 

Camp Creek — Zeb Clements. 

Cane Creek— M. A. Searsy, J. A. McGuinn, B. C. Laughter. 

Chapel Hill — Letter. 

Cherry Springs — I. W. Davis, U. S. Davis, James Connor. 

Chimney Rock — Not represented. 

Clear Creek— N. Buchanan, W. D. Long, W. E. Bird, A. P. Sor- 
rel Is. 

Columbus — J. H. Hughes, George Smith. J F Ridings. 

Cooper's Gap— H. K. Karn. 

Dysartsville — W. N. Laughridge, W. B. Daves, C. M. Daves. 

Eureka — G. W. Whiteside. 

Hall Town— Not represented. 

Harmony Grove— T. W. Brackett. 



JJ .Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 



.Macedonia — Not represented. 

.Marion — C. S. Cashwell. 

.Montford's Cove— E. S. Haris, L. D, Hemphill, S. R. Hall. 

.Mills Springs — J. R. Foster, W. M. Justice, I. A. Rucker. 

.Mt. Pleasant— E. W. Hill. 

..Mt. Creek— C. P. Geer, R P Green, W H Rucker, A P Rucker. 

Mt. View— N. C. Pendergrass, J. T. Jackson. 

Mt. Vernon— H. A. Harrell, Ed Morgan, James Egerton, U. N. 
■6. .Rollins. 

Old Fort— G. G. Pendergrass, 

Pleasant Grove — R. Ledbetter, Lee Nanney. 

Pleasant Hill— M. D. Hill, C. C. Lovelace. John Taylor. 

Rock Springs— M. H, Whiteside, H. M. Whiteside. 

Round Hill— L. L. Deck, J. I). Morris, A. P. Nanney, M. P. 
iFlack, J. H. Nanney, A. H. Nanney, Jr., D. J. Hunt. 

Round Knob — A. Silver. 

Rutherfordton — A. L. Grayson, W. A. Harrell, J. L. Taylor, 
. J P. Jones, C. B. Justice, T. B. Justice. 

Silver Creek — Rufus Constance, C. C. Collins. 

Stone Mountain— M. Hall. 

Sunny Vale— M. J. Padgett. 

Try on— W. M. Page. 

Turkey Cove— Letter. 

Walnut Grove— Letter. 

Whiteside Valley— J. R. Whiteside, P. P. Parker. 

Zion Hill— E. Buchanan. 

By motion Rev. T. B. Justice was authorized to cast 
the ballot of the Association for Rev. C. S. Cashwell for 
Moderator. 

L. L. Deck was authorized to cast the vote of the 
Association for A. H. Nanney for Clerk. 

R. P. Geer was requested to cast the vote of the 
Body for A. L. Grayson for Treasurer. 

The Association took up a collection amounting to 
$5.33 to pay former Clerk for his services. 

Welcomed Messengers as follows : 

S. F. Conrad, representing the North Carolina Baptist; J. W. 
Cobb, representing the Biblical Recorder, and Rev. A. E. Brown, 
Assistant Corresponding Secretary of State Missions. 

Called for newly constituted churches. Mt, Pleas- 
ant asked for admittance. This church was referred to a 
committee consisting of C. B. Justice, A. P. Sorrells and 
E. Buchanan. 



Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 



The Treasurer read the following 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 







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We have examined the receipts of A. L. Grayson, Treasurer of 
Green River Association, and find that he has properly paid over 
eight hundred and twenty-two dollars and seventeen cents, (822.17) 
as reported above, 

T. C. SMITH, \ Auditing 

W. O. WATKINS, ] Committee 



6 Minutes of the Gr^een River Baptist Association. 

In the amounts reported above 

Dysartsville W. M. Society sent up % 4 25 

Montford's Cove W. M. Society sent up 11 00 

Mountain Creek " '• t; 14 25 

Mount Vernon " " k< 12 75 

Pleasant Hill " " '< , 7 05 

Round Hill " " " 33 66 

Rutherfordton " 4 ' '■ 37 83 

Rutherfordton (> " " box of clothing. 38 65 

Rutherfordton Sunbeam Society sent up box of clothing 11 59 

Rutherfordton Sunday School sent up box of clothing 23 WO 

Round Hill Sunday School sent up box of clothing 2 85 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

A. L. GRAYSON, Treasurer. 

S. F. Conrad read report on Periodicals as follows : 
REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

This is supremely an age of reading. The world is full of 
books and papers, many of them good, and many realy damaging 
and hurtful. It is therefore important as to what our people read. 
We can most heartily recommend the Biblical Recorder, the organ of 
the denomination, the North Carolina Baptist for the good work it 
has accomplished. Charity and Children, the paper of the Orphan- 
age, The Home Field, and Foreign Mission Journal all as good and 
worthy papers in our denominational life and work, 

E.BUCHANAN, ) 

J. W. COBB, \ Committee. 

S. F. CONRAD, ) 

Remarks by S. F. Conrad, J. W. Cobb, C. B. Jus- 
tice and E. Buchanan. Report was deferred until to 
a. m. tomorrow. 

Adjourned to 9:30 tomorrow. 

Benediction by T. B. Justice. 

Oct. 2. Second Day — Morning Session. 

Religious exercises conducted by C. B. Justice. 
Read and approved Minutes of yesterday. 

Report of Committee on application of Mt. Pleasant 

church asking to be received into the Association : 

We recommend that that the request be granted and the 
church be received into the body. 

C B. JUSTICE, ) 

A. P. SORRELLS } Committee. 

E. BUCHANAN, ) 

Report adopted. 

Took up Report on Periodicals as deferred from 
yesterday afternoon. Remarks by A. Johnson, Re- 
port adopted. 



Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 7 

Moderator announced Committees on different ob- 
jects of the Association. 

Temperance— B. P. Jackson. J L Taylor, M. D. Hill. 

Education — A. E. Brown, J. D. Morris, A. P. Sorrells. 

Orphanage — A. Johnson, Elbert Jackson, L. L. Deck. 

Periodicals — E, Buchanan, S. F. Conrad, J. W. Cobb, 

State Missions— A. P. Sorrells, W. C. Ray burn, N. T. Mills. 

Finance -A. L. Grayson, M P Flack, W D Long, A P Nanney. 

Credentials — 0. B. Jnstice, A. P. Sorrells, E. Buchanan. 

Nominations to State and Southern Conventions— W. ,A. Har- 
rell, S. R. Hall, C. C. Lovelace, 

Deceased Ministers R P Geer, H A Harrell, W N Laughridge. 

Home Missions— T. B. Justice, R. Ledbetter, U. N. S. Rollins. 

To nominate Trustees for Round Hill Academy— A. P, Sorrells, 
D.J. Hunt, A. W. Gilliam. 

State of Religion— D J. Hunt, C. B Morris, E. Buchanan, 

Sunday Schools— .N , Buchanan, J.JF. Poteat, A. W. Gilliam. 

Foreign Missions— C. B. Justice, J G Hughes, G W Whitesides. 

Committee announced program for the day, which 
was taken up as follows, viz: 

A. Johnson read Report on Orphanage as follows: 

ORPHANAGE REPORT. 

We are glad to report the Orphanage in excellent condition. 
A new Dormitory will be opened by Nov. 1st, which will add forty 
boys to the number of children. This will bring the number to 250, 
the largest number at any Orphanage in North Carolina. This house 
is being erected by Mr. J. A. Durham, of Charlotte, in memory of his 
mother, who has passed into the skies, It cost $2,500. 

Since oar last meeting a large legaoy has been left the Orphan- 
age by the late Dennis Simmons, of Williamston. It is thought that 
it may reach $75,000. However, not a cent of this money is available 
and may not be for a year or two, and by the time the interest is due 
the number of children will have so largely increased that the bur- 
den on the churches for the support of the Orphanage will be heavi- 
er than ever. All the departments of work are in good shape. The 
mills shop, the farm, Charity and Children, and the shoe shop are all 
doing good work. We urge every church in the Association to ar- 
range for a Thanksgiving service and take a collection for the Or- 
phanage, and suggest that our Sunday Schools take a collection once 
a month for this great object. 

A. JOHNSON, 

L. L. DECK, y Committee. 

E JACKSON, 



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This report was spoken to by A. Johnson. 

Report adopted. 

Took up a cash collection for the Orphanage, which 
amounted to $18.00. 

Report on State Missions was read by A, P. Sorrells 
as follows : 



8 Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 

STATE MISSIONS. 

The Baptist, as a people have the privilege of preaching the 
gospel in all parts of the State. The State Board of Missions is an 
appointed center to collect funds, seek for and supply destitute fields. 

We learn through the Biblical Eecorder that the collection of 
funds is falling behind what it was last year. 

The needs of the field are as urgent as they have ever been. 

The population in the factory towns is increasing. 

The rural districts need supplying with the gospel and schools. 

The State Mission work in our Association has been a success 
this year. \)ur missionaries have held six revival meetings. Wit- 
nessed about 25 conversions. Baptized 23 persons. Organized one 
Baptist church. The church organized is on the Blue Ridge in Mc- 
Dowell county, near the Buck Creek Gap, viz: Jesse's Grove. This 
church joined the Yancy County Association. They need some help 
to build a house ot worship. To neglect this field is to let what we 
have done on it die. The Board spends more in the bounds of our 
Association than we collect in it for State Missions. As the Lord 
has blessed us with good crops, and given success in-the field, we ask 
the churches to increase their contributions. 

A P. SORRELLS, ) 

W. C. RAYBURN, } Committee. 

N.T. MILLS, ) 

On motion to adopt, speeches were made by A. P. 
Sorrells and A. E. Brown 

Welcomed Rev. Z. T. Ouzts, from Spartanburg As- 
sociation, to a seat. 

Benediction by Z. T. Ouzts. 



Afternoon Session. 

Re-assembled at I 130 p. m. Hymn ''AH Hail the 
Power of Jesus' Name." 

E. Buchanan led in prayer. 

The Report on Temperance was read by B. P. 
Jackson, as follows: 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

We, your Committee on Temperance, are glad to note that 
some of our churches are carrying out the temperance resolution and 
thereby getting intemperance out of the churches. Intemperance is 
the instigation and instigating cause of nearly all the crimes that 
are committed throughout the length and bredth of the country, and 
may truly be said to be a great curse to the country as well as the 
churches ; and is one of the mighty demoralizing powers that unfits 
men for business in the world, for membership in the churches, and 
for citizenship in heaven. We therefore recommen dthat each and 
every church within the bounds of our Association get wide awake 
to a sense of their duty on the all-important subject of Temperance, 
and strictly carry out the Temperance Resolution. And we recom- 



Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 9 

mend further that the pastors of the churches in our Association 
preach at least one or two sermons during the next Associational 
year on the subject of temperance, and impress upon the minds of 
our people the significance of temperance, and the insignificance of 
intemperance. May the Lard bless His people in their efforts to edi- 
fy and build up the cause of temperance in our country. 

B. P. JACKSON, ) 
J. L. TAYLOR, I Committee. 
M, D, HILL, J 

Remarks by B. P. Jackson, H. K. Garry, A. P. S Gr- 
ills, A. E. Brown, C. B. Justice, B. F. Wilson, L. L. 
Deck and C. S. Cashwell. 

Took up a collection to build a parsonage at Marion. 
Secured $18.47. Then adopted Report on Temperance, 
lymn "We'll work till Jesus Comes. 1 ' 

The Report on Education was read by A. E. Brown, 
ts follows : 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

We are pleased to report a general awakening on the subject of 
ducation throughout the State. The term of our public schools has 
»een lengthened and are demanding more efficient teachers. To 
aeet this demand we look to the High School and the College, but 
specially to the former. The High School occupies the strategic 
>lace in our educational system. It is the High School which ois- 
overs the boy and girl and determines largely their future. In 
iew of this, it behooves us, as Baptists, to look well to the fostering 
f this class of institutions, and we recommend that this Association 
xert every power to make its High School at Round Hill the best 
ossible. Our pastors should keep this school constantly before the 
oung people of their congregations, and the Association should see 
liat the advantages of this school are placed within the reach of ev- 
ry boy and girl in our bounds. We further recommend that the 
association take steps at this session to relieve this school of the 
ebt which now embarrasses it. In Wake Forest College and the 
'emale University we have institutions second to none in the laud, 
^hese schools are the pride of every true Baptist in North Carolina. 

A E. BROWN, ; 
J. D. MORRIS, V Committee, 
A. P. SORRELLS, ) 

A. E. Brown and C. B. Justice made interesting and 
nstructive speeches on this subject. 

C. B. Justice, chairman of the Board of Trustees, 
ead their report of Round Hill Academy, as follows : 

REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF ROUND HILL ACADEMY 

We met at Round Hill Academy during the last Commence- 
lent of the school, and in reviewing the work of the past year,' 
Dund everything connected with the teaching and discipline of the 
chool perfectly satisfactory, and worthy of the highest commenda- 
on. The teachers have rendered the most efficient services in manv 



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instances at a sacrifice. We were so fortunate as to secure for the 
next year the services of Rev, D, J. Hunt and Miss Maldona Liv- 
ingston, two of the former teachers in the Institution, and also Miss 
Helen Pope, of Weldon, who comes to us from the Baptist Female 
"University, and has charge of the Latin and Music classes. She is a 
fine teacher, one whose teaching is all that we could demand. 

The school is crippled by a debt of about $425.(;0, v/hich needs 
to be provided for immediately. We recommend that steps be taken 
by the Association at its present session to pay this debt. If this is 
done and the school relieved of debt, its future is bright and hope- 
ful, and we feel sure that it will continue to grow and develope, and 
prove a great blessing to our people and the world. 

0. B. JUSTICE, Chairman. 
J. D. MORRIS, Secretary. 

And asked the delegates to make individual or 
church pledges to pay the debt on Round Hill Academy. 
(see list of pledges). By motion the Association author- 
ized a canvass of the churches in the interest of Round 
Hill Academy. This canvass to be planned by the trus- 
tees. 

The Report on Education was adopted. 

Benediction by A. E. Brown. 

Friday, Oct. 3. — Morning Session. 
Devotional exercises conducted E. Buchanan* 
Called to order by Moderator. 
Report on Place and Introductory read and adopted, 

as follows : 

Your Committee recommend that the next session of the 
Green River Association be held with the Eound Hill church, and 
that Rev. T. B. Justice preach the Introductory Sermon • Rev. A. P. 
Sorrells, alternate. 

The following request was read by A. P. Sorrells : 
We, the delegates from Clear Creek, earnestly ask that a branch 
primary school be located in our community, which will serve as a 
feeder to the Round Hill School, and give the children on the mis- 
sion field a start towards an education. We desire that this be in- 
cluded in the canvass of the churches this fall. Signed: A. P. Sor- 
rells, ^ T - Buchanan, W, D. Long, W. E. Bird, 

Remarks were made on the request by A. P. Sor- 
rells and C. B. Justice. The request was referred to the 
trustees of Round Hill Academy. 

Report on Nominations read by W. A. Harrell, 
adopted, as follows: 

Your Committee to nominate a Board of Trustees for the Round 
Hill School, name the following brethren, viz: C. B. Justice, J, D. 
Morris to hold for three years, Revs. A. P. Sorrells and 0, S, Cash- 
well for two years. L. L. Deck and John F. Logan for one year. 

A. P. SORRELLS, ) 
A, W. GILLIAM, Vcommitte, 
D. J. HUNT, ] 



Minutes of the Green River Baptist Assoeiation. 11 

R. P. Geer read the following Report on Deceased 

Ministers : 

DECEASED MINISTERS. 

Your Committee on Deceased Ministers are happy to report 
that so for as we have been able to ascertain, God, in His goodness 
and mercy, has preserved the lives of all our ministers throughout 
the last year. Let us return unto Him our profoundest gratitude for 
His kindness and mercy. 

R. P. GEEK, ) 

H. A. HARRELL, \ Committee. 
W. N. LAUGHRIDGE, ) 

Report adopted. 

A committee consisting of C. B. Justice, J. M. Walk- 
er and A. L,. Grayson was appointed to revise the list of 
ministers. 

The following resolution was adoptdd. 

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to nomi- 
nate a Board of six Trustees of Round Hill Academy, and the two 
first on the list as appointed to hold office for three years; the next 
two on the list to hold for two years, and the last two names in said 
list to hold for one year, so that there shall be two trustees elected 
at every session of the Association. 

A. P. Sorrells, D. J. Hunt and A. W, Gilliam were 
appointed on this committee. 

R. Ledbetter read Report on Home Missions, as fol- 
lows. 

HOME MISSIONS. 

The division of Mission work into general branches of work 
is not that the great principle is divide!, b it for the sake of con- 
venience and efficiency. We have the Foreign, Home, and .State 
Mission Boards. The 'Master knows no sections. The world is the 
field, the seed is the work. The harvest is white. The sowing and 
reaping are both before us, and the tears of the sower and the song 
of the reaper shall mingle together in joy by and by The Home 
Mission work is under the supervision of a Board located at Atlanta, 
Ga., and F. C. McConnell is the efficient and consecrated Corres- 
ponding Secretary. It has its attention directed to the education 
and christianizing of the destitute parts of our Southland, chiefly to 
the mountain section ; and in this work it co-operates with the State 
Mission Boards; and Baptist Schools in Western North Carolina re- 
ceive annually $3000.00 from this Board. On the frontier, where 
foreigners are crowding' in, the work is demanding greater and 
greater attention. Work is also done among the Indians, negroes, 
and in Cuba lately released from political shackels, but still over- 
shadowed by spiritual blindness to a great measure, 

T. B. JUSTICE, 

W. N. S ROLLINS, \ Committee. 

R. LEDBETTER, 



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Pending motion to adopt, the report was discussed 
by C. B. Justice. 

Adopted. 

Report on Foreign Mission as follows, read by 
C. B. Justice. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

This term, Foreign Missions, is used to distinguish that part of mission, 
work that looks to the giving of the gospel to the people who are either pa- 
pal or pagan, and especially those being beyond the bounds of our own 
country. The command to preach the gospel to the people is one of world- 
wide application, and is not of any local application. There are no ge- 
ographical boundaries on the Lord's map of the world. It is all one; but for 
convenience we divide the work into State, Home, and Foreign Missions. 
On the latter of these we have been asked to write. The Bible being as ex- 
plicit as it is on this subject, it is hardly necessary for us to call your atten- 
tion to the fact that the Lord requires that the gospel be given to the world 
in the shortest time possible 

Nearly 19U0 years have come amd gone since Jesus said ''Go, ye, 
therefore and teach all nations," and yet a large majority of the people of 
the earth have never heard of Jesus and His love. While we have been so 
slow and indifferent in obeying this command, the Lord has used the little 
that we have done, so, that like the grain of mustard seed, it has sent forth 
its branches to the salvation, comfort and healing of thousands who other- 
wise would have died in hopeless despair, and gone down to eternal night. 

Our foreign missionaries are now located in China, Africa, Italy, Mex- 
ico, Brazil and Japan. This force cousists of 54 male and 64 female mission- 
aries: 38 ordained natives, and 114 male and 19 female helpers. During the- 
twelve months ending April 30, 1902, there were baptized by these mission- 
aries 1439 converts; a larger number than have ever been baptized during 
any previous year. The total membership of our Foreign Mission Churches- 
April 30, 1902, was 7821, distributed as follows: In China 2839; in Italy 685; 
in Africa 452; in Mexico 1189; in Brazil 2542, and in Japan 114. The com- 
mand to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature ought 
to compel each one of us to everything possible.to give the "word" to every 
nation, 

C.B. JUSTICE, ) 

J. G- HUGHS, \ Committee. 

G. W. WHITESIDE, ) 

The business of the Association was suspended and 
Rev. A. E, Brown preached an eloquent sermon on For- 
eign Missions. 

Took up cash collection for Foreign Missions ; se- 
sured $7.00, after which the report was adopted. 

Adjourned for one hour. 

Afternoon Session. 

The Moderator called the House to order, and after 
singing "We're Going Home Tomorrow," J. F. Poteat 
read Report on Sunday Schools as follows : 



Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. IS 

SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

Your Committee on Sunday Schools submit the following report: We 
are glad to note that the Sunday Schools in our Association are doing a 
great work. We are sorry, however, to learn that a number of our churches 
have no Sunday Schools at all, and others only a part of the year. As the 
Association comprises parts of three different counties, we recommend that a 
suitable man in each county be appointed by the Association to work up the 
Sunday School interest in his respective territory. 

N. BUCHANAN, ) 

J. F. POTEAT, \ Committee. 

A. W. GILLIAM, j 

Speeches were made by C. B. Justice, R. P. Geer, 
L. L. Deck, H. K. Cam, A. P Sorrells, D. J Hunt and 
C. S. Cashvvell. 

C. B. Justice offered a resolution in regard to Sun- 
day Schools which was adopted. 

Resolved: That in answer to the request contained in the Re- 
port of the Committee on Sunday Schools, we advise that the 
churches in the different sections of the Association form themselves 
into such numbers of churches as may be convenient, and that each 
group of churches hold Sunday School meetings amongst themselves 
each fifth Sunday. 

C. B. JUSTICE. 

Report on spiritual condition of churches was read 

by D. J. Hunt as follows : 

REPORT OP COMMITTEE ON STATE OF RELIGION. 

It is highly gratifying to teel and know that the Associational 
year just closing has been attended by the presence and power of 
the Holy Spirit; binding the hearts of the pastors together, unifying 
the brotherhood, stimulating the faith of pastor and people, and 
saving the lost. As we gather here in this, His earthly sanctuary, 
and recount the mercies and blessings of the past year, we can but 
say: "the Lord has done great things for us, whereof we are glad." 
And yet we feel that the Lord is saying, "the harvest truly is plente- 
ous, but the laborers are few." 

We are truly thankful for the success attending our entire 
work, and especially thankful for the success of our missionaries, 
who have labored so hard and sacrificed much on the field in Mc- 
Dowell county. May the Lord bless them and cause us to strength- 
en their hands for the work. And now as we face the incoming year 
let us remember that our Captain hath said: "All power is given un- 
to Me." "Go ye, therefore and teach all nations." And having done 
this let us remember that he hath said: "And lo, I am with you." 

D. J. HUNT, ) 

C. B. MORRIS, \ Committee. 

E. BUCHANAN, ) 

On motion to adopt, D. J. Hunt and C. B. Justice 
addressed the Body. 

The following report was adopted and the fund 
made $48.00 by cash payment for the deficiency. 



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REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 

We report $31.36 sent up by the churches. We recommend 
that this fund be increased to $38.00 in order that Minutes may be 
printed in good shape and promptly, and that the Cleak be allowed 
$8.00 for services, and balance of the money be expended for print- 
ing Minute and furnishing blank Letters. 'Respectfully submitted, 

A. L. GRAYSON, ^ 
M, P. FLACK, rww.«ti~ 

W. D. LONG, > Commitfcee » 

a/p.'nanney, j 

The Association tendered a vote of thanks to Mills 
Spring church and community for their unbounded hos- 
pitality in entertaining the delegates and visitors to this 
session of the Association. 

Sang "Blessed be the Tie, etc.', 

Benediction by C. S. Cashwell. 

Thus closed the sixty-second annual session of the 
Green River Baptist Association, and its record became 
a part of the history of the past. 

The meeting was both a temporal and spiritual feast 
from beginning to end, and the Lord will bless the work 
so zealously and faithfully done. 

C. S. CASWELL, Moderator. 
A. H. Nanney, Jr., Clerk. 



Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 15 

TREASURER'S CONDENSED REPORT. 

Received since last session of this Body to opening of present 
session: 

State Missions , $132 14 

Foreign Missions 208 55 

Home Missions 93 11 

Orphanage ... 41 05 

Aged Ministers' Relief 80 

Baptist .Female University 70 25 

Total : $545 90 

Respectfully submitted, with request for usual Auditing Com- 
mittee. • A. L. GRAYSON, Treasurer- 
Report of Committee to nominate delegates to South- 
ern Baptist and Baptist State Conventions, reports as fol- 
lows : 

To Southern Baptist Convention, Rev. C. B. Justice and C. S. 
Cash well. 

To State Convention, Rev. D. J. Hunt, Rev. M. M. Landrum, 
Rev, T. B. Justice and Rev. A. P. Sorrells, 

W. A. HARRELL, 

C. C. LOVELACE, \ Committee. 

S. R. HALL, 



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REPORT OF WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION. 

The Woman's Missionary Union, of Green River Association, 
met in Annual meeting at Mills Springs on Wednesday, Oct. 1, ! 1902. 
at 2:30, p. m. Devotional exercises conducted by Mrs, Grayson. 

The roll was then called and the following delegates responded: 
Bethel — Letter. 

Dysartsville— Miss Carrie Daves. 

Marion — Letter. i 

Munford's Cove— Misses Addie Nanney, Carrie Harris and 
Carrie Hemphill, 

Mountain Creek— Letter. 

Mount Vernon— Mrs. Mattie Logan and Miss Mattie Walker. 

Pleasant Hill — Letter. 

Round Hill— Mrs. C. S. Nanney and Miss Meldona Livingston . 

Rutherford ton— Mrs, J. A. Grayson and Mrs. J. L. Taylor. 

A society was then organized among the women of Mills 
Spring church, and words of encouragement spoken to them by sis- 
ter societies. An inspiring letter from Miss Heck was read by Mrs. 
Grayson. 



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Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 1 7 

ECHOES FROM THE CHURCHES. 

Bethlehem — We have had a glorious revival and our church is 
in good condition. Pray for us, 

Clear Creek — We ask your Body to meet with us 1903. (request 
not granted. 

Harmony Grove — We are carrying out the Temperance Reso- 
lution. The spiritual condition of the church good. 

Macedonia— Had a glorious revival conducted by Rev. B. B. 
Harris. 

Mount Vernon— We had a meeting in which the church was 
greatly revived and we trust much good done. 

Mount Pleasant— As we are weak pray that we may be made 
strong in the Master's service. 

Round Hill— We request the next session of the Association, 
(request granted). 

Rutherfordton— We had a revival conducted by the pastor and 
Rev. L. R. Pruett. The church greatly edified, and a goodly num- 
ber added to the church. 

Stone Mountain — Spiritually good. 

Zion Hill—Had a good revival. Good prospects before us. 



Constitution. 



This Association shall be known as the Green River Baptist 
Association, and shall be composed of Baptist churches whose Arti- 
cles of Faith and Constitutions are in harmony with those of the 
Association. 

Each church shall be allowed a representation of two dele- 
gates, in addition to their regular ordained ministers, and every 
church of over fifty members shall be allowed one additional dele- 
gate for every fifty additional members. 

The primary objects of the Association shall be to encourage 
and support W T ake Forest College, to educate young men called of 
God to the ministry and approved by the churches to which they 
belong; to encourage education among the people of the State; to 
support the Gospel in the destitute portions of the State and of the 
Southern Baptist Convention; to send the Gospel to the nations that 
have it not; to encourage the distributian and study of the Bible and 
a sound religious literature; to assist Baptist churches in the erec- 
tion of houses of worship ; to encourage the proper care of indigent 
orphan children and destitute and aged ministers of the Gospel; to 
encourage the organization and support of Baptist Sunday Schools, 
and to co-operate with the Baptist State Convention in all its de- 
partments of labor. 

This Association shall meet annually on Wednesday before the 
first Sabbath in October. 

The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator, Clerk and 
Treasurer, who shall be elected by the Association, and continue in 
office until their successors are elected. 

The Moderator shall preside, or fill the chair, by calling some 



18 Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 

member of the body thereto, and enforce order in accordance with 
Mell's Parliamentary Practice. 

The Clerk shall record the proceedings, conduct the corres- 
pondence, and publish and distribute the Minutes. 

The Treasurer shall receive all funds contributed by the 
churches or individuals to the objects of the Association, receipting 
the contributors for the same; and forward all contributions to their 
proper destination, and make a full report of all receipts and dis- 
bursements to the Association at its annual sessions, and on retiring: 
from his office turn over to his successor all moneys, papers and 
books belonging thereto. 

There shall be appointed by the Association at each session a 
Board of Missions and Sunday Schools, consisting of one member 
from each church belonging to the Association and several other 
brethren living in Rutherfordton or its immediate vicinity, five of 
whom shall constitute a quorum, which during the intervals between 
the meetings of the Association, shall have charge of the various in- 
terests and objects fostered by the Association, and shall encourage 
the churches to give liberally thereto ; and shall make a full report 
of its work, including such suggestions relative thereto as it may 
think advisable, to the Association at its annuai sessions, 

The President, or in case of his death or disqualification, any 
three members of the Board may call a meeting thereof. 

This constitution may be changed or amended at any annual 
session by two-thirds of the representatives voting in the affirm- 
ative. 



Association Covenant. 



Article 1. We believe in one only and true God, and that 
there are three Persons in the Godhead — the Father, the Son and the 
Holy Ghost — and these are one in substance, and equal in power and 
glory. 

Art. 2. We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testa- 
ments are the Word of God, and the only rule Of faith and practice. 

Art, 3. We believe in the doctine of original sin. 

Art, 4. We believe in man's impotency to recover himself 
from the fallen state he is in, by his own free will and ability. 

Art. 5. We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of 
God only through the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ. 

Art. 6. We believe the saints shall persevere in grace, and 
that they never shall finally fall away. 

Art. 7. We believe that Baptism and the Lord's Supper are 
ordinances instituted by Christ, and that true believers are the only 
proper subjects thereof. 

Art. 8. We believe that immersion is the only Scriptural mode 
of baptism. 

Art, 9. We believe that no person has a right to administer 
the ordinances but such as are regularly called and qualified thereto. 



Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 19 

Art. 10, We believe in the resurrection of the dead, and a 
general judgment; that theipumshment of the wicked shall be ever- 
lasting, and the joys of the righteous eternal. 

Art. 11. We, the members of the Green River Baptist Associ- 
ation, agreeing to the above Articles of Faith, do, for and in behalf 
of the churches which we represent, covenant and agree, and give 
ourselves up to each other in church and christian fellowship, in or- 
der to keep up the unity of the spirit in the bonds of peace, and to 
assist each other in all matters of distress, and to pray for each 
other's prosperity. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS. 



1. Fix time of meeting and adjournment. 

2. Call for messengers present without letters from their 
churches. 

3. Call for applications for membership in this Body. 

4. Appoint committees on Preaching and Finance. 

5. Recognize, in their official capacity, any present who may 
represent general denominational interests. 

6. Call for correspondents; renewing the call at the opening 
of each morning session. 

7. Appoint committees on State of Religion, State, Home and 
Foreign Missions, Sabbath Schools, Temperance, Education, Orhpan- 
age, Deceased Ministers, Aged Ministers, Nominations State and 
Southern Conventions, Place and Introductory Sermon of next Ses- 
sion, Periodicals, etc., urging reports as soon as possible. 

8. Miscellaneous business. 

9. Ordered: That this Association, at this session, (1894), ap- 
point a suitable man as Historian, whose business it shall be to col- 
lect such facts as he may be able to do, in reference to our church 
and associational history, and report the same annually, until the 
same shall have been completed. 

10. Give an opportunity to present the claims of Foreign, 
Home and htate Missions and Orphanage, with any other general 
interest supported by this Body. 

11. Fix time and place of next meeting, and appoint the In- 
troductory preacher and alternate, also minister to preach the mis- 
sionary sermon. 

12. Arrange general (or union) meetings. 

13. Appoint correspondents to other Bodies. 

14. Call for reports ot committees. 

15. Elect delegates to State and Southern Baptist Conventions, 

16. Elect Executive Board, provided for in Constitution, 

17. Arrange for printing, distributing Minutes, and paying 
Clerk. 

18. Adjourn. 



20 Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association, 

BOARD OF MISSIONS AND SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 
Chairman: C. B. JUSTICE, Rutherfordton, N. C. 

Bethel— A BMashburn Nealsville, N. O- 

Bethlehem— A W Gilliam Blaloch, 

Beulah — Joshua Pitman Landrum, S- C. 

Big Level— N T Mills Bright, N. C. 

Bill's Creek— J F Logan " * Ayr, " 

Bridgewater — W P Hemphill Bridgewater, " 

Mt. Pleasant — Z V Hudgins 

Round Knob— N Silver 

Camp Creek— J L Barnes Trio, " 

Cane Creek — S J Collins Dimsdale, " 

Chapel Hill— B F Corpening Marion, " 

Cherry Spring— J Coxey Old Fort, " 

Chimney Rock— Wm. Henderson Chimney Rock, " 

Columbus — N B Hampton Columbus, " 

Cooper's Gap— H K Corn Dimsdale, " 

Dyartsville — W H Taylor-. Dysartsville, " 

Eureka— J W Whiteside Uree, " 

Hall Town— Robert Hall Marion, " 

Harmony Grove— J L Padgett Nealsville, " 

Macedonia — Joseph Arrowood " " 

Marion— B B Price Marion, " 

Mills Spring— J R Foster Mills Spring, " 

Montfords Cove— L D Hemphill Otter Creek, " 

Mountain Creek — A P Rucker Darlington, " 

Mountain View— B Jackson i Turner, '■" 

Mt. Vernon — H A Harrill Rutherfordton, 4t 

Old Fort— A Terrill Old Fort, u 

Piny Knob— W C Hardin Nanito, " 

Pleasant Grove— R O Ledbetter Green Hill, " 

Pleasant Hill— M D Hill Rutherfordton, " 

Rock Spring— H M Whiteside Uree, " 

Round Hill— J D Morris Union Mills, " 

Rutherford^on-JHCalkhan T C Smith, A L j Rutherfo rdton, « 
Grayson, W L Paysem, W A Harrell J ' 

Silver Creek— C C Collins Walker, 

Stone Mountain— Z V Hudgins Jeter, " 

Sunny Vale— J P Padgett Garden City, " 

Turkey Cove— R P Hollifield , Armstrong, " 

Walnut Grove — J H Brown Ashford, " 

Whiteside Valley— J B Whiteside Uree, " 

Zion Hill— W A Buchanan , Ector, " 

Clear Creek— H Buchanan Garden City, u 



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Round Knob. 
Rutherford ton . . . 
Silver Creek. ... 

Stone Mt 

Sunny Vale 

Turkey Cove ... 
Walnut Grove . . . 
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Zion Hill. ... \ . 



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CHURCHES. 



Bethel 

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Bridgewater 

Camp Creek 

Cane Creek... 

Chapel Hill 

Cherry Springs ... 

Clear Creek 

Columbus 

Cooper's Gap 

Dysartsville 

Eureka 

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Marion 

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Rock Springs 

Round Hill 

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Rutherfordton 

Silver Creek 

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Walnut Grove ... 
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Zion Hill 



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MINUTES 

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Sixty-third Rnnual Session 

OP THE 

GREEN RIVER 

Baptist Rssociation 



HELD WITH THE 



Round Hill Church 

UNION MILLS, N. C. 

September 30, October 1, 2, and 3 
1903 



Moderator, Rev. M. M. LANDRUM 

Clerk, A. H. NANNEY, Jr., Cuba, N. C. 
Treasurer, A. L. GRAYSON, Rutherfordton, N. C. 

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Cliurcli at I^ound jiill, ^utherfoud County, ji. Z. 

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NEXT SESSION. 
At Clear Creek, McDowell County, four and one-half miles Northwest of Marion. 



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; OFFICERS. 

M. M. LANDRUM, Moderator Forest City. N. C. 

A. H. NANNEY, Jr., Clerk Cuba, " 

ALBERT L. GRAYSON, Treasurer Rutherfordton, <;' 

ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

Elder Cash well. C. S ...Marion, McDowell County, N. C. 

Elder Denton, J. R. : Dysartsville, McDowell County, " 

Elder Elliott, M. C .: Rooky Pass, McDowell County, " 

Elder Haney J. F Old Fort, McDowell County, " 

Elder Harris, B. B Dysartsville, McDowell County, " 

Elder Harvey, M. A ...u "Old Fort, McDowell, County, " 

Elder Hunt, D. J Union Mills, Rutherford, County, " 

Elder Jackson, Elbert - Turner,Polk County, " 

Elder Justice, C. B Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, " 

Elder Justice, T..B Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, " 

Elder Landrum, M. M- Forest City, Rutherford County, " 

Elder Logan, W. H Ayr, Rutherford County, '.« 

Elder Mashburn, A. B Nealsville, McDowell County, " 

Elder Moffit, J, I Stone Mountain, McDowell County, " 

Elder Sorrells, A. P Garden City, McDowell County, •' 

Elder Taylor, E. L Mack, Rutherford, Countv, " 

Elder Walker, J. M Rutherfordton, Rutherford, County, " 

Elder Whiteside, W. M Wake Forest, Wake County, " 

Elder Whiteside, Z. T Eree, Rutherford County, " 

Elder Buchanan, E Ector, McDowell County, " 

Elder Jackson, B. P Myra, Polk County, " 

LICENTIATES. 

J. M. Taylor,.. - - Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, N. 0. 

M. F. Pyatt, .....:' Bridgewater, Rutherford County, N. C. 

George Gibson, Nebo, McDowell County, " 

A, H. Nanney, Cuba, u 

J, H. Nanney, - Union Mills, '' 



PROCEEDINGS. 

Round Hill Baptist Church. 

Rutherford County, N. C, Sept. 30, 1903. 

The Sixty-Third Annual Session of the Green River 
Association met at 1 1 A. M. Today. 

The Annual Sermon was preached by Rev. T. B. 
Justice from 2nd Timothy 3:16; "All Scripture is given 
by inspiration of God." 

Benediction by C. B. Justice. 
Recess one hour. 
Reassembled at 2 130 P. M. 
Devo.tional exercises by Rev. C. S. Cashwell. 
B. B. Price and A. L. Rucker read letters from 
churches and enrolled delegates as follows. 

Bethel— A B Mash burn, J F Poteat, W I Robertson. 

Bethlehem— N C Jones, Edgar Parker, A W Gillian, J F Morgan, 

Bealah — W C Champion, A L Pitman. 

Big Level— J H Gibbs, Walter Wilson. 

Bill's Creek— J H Logan, H C Flynn. 

Bridewater— P P Price. 

Camp Creek — Zoler Clemens, B BiggerstafF. 

Cane Creek— B C Laughter, M A Searcy. 

Chapel Hill— E G Goforth. 

Cherry Springs— D L Kobertson, H H Gilliam, J W Davis, H M 
Croom, O W Roberson. 

Clear Creek — D Thomas, A P Sorrells, N. Buchanan. 

Columbus— N B Hampton, L H Blond. 

Cooper's Gap— Not Represented. 

Dysarsville— G D Taylor, H H Taylor, E P Denton, H N Laugh- 
ridge, J R Denton. 

Eureka— G W Whiteside. 

Hall Town— Not Represented. 

Harmony Grove— G M Walton, J B La wing. 

Macedonia — J A Bird. 

Marion— WM Blanton, B B Price, C S Casewell. 

Moutford's Cave — J W Morgan, J A Wilkerson. 

Mill Spring-— J J Lam bright. 

Mt. Pleasant— J A Hill. 

Mt. Creek— H Portrum, R P Geer. W A Greer, U E Keeter. 

Mt. View— H D Jackson. 

Mt. Vernon— W N S Rollins, J G Logan, N J Bland, J R Scog- 
gins, E M Morgan, H A Harrell. 

Old Fort — G G Pendergrass. 



4 Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 

Pleasant Grove— R Ledbetter, W H McEntire, W N Spangler. 
Pleasant Hill — C C Lovelace, Charles Hodge, John Taylor. 
Rock Springs— W R Brady, M Whiteside. 

Round Hill— A Nanney, L L Deck, I P Sorrels, J D Morris, P 
Koon, L W Livingston. 

Round Knob— John Harvey, W J Glendown. 
Rutherfordton — C B Justice, T B Justice, M M Landrum, A L 
Grayson, W A Harrell, J L Taylor. 
Silver Creek— Fred Jackson. 
Stone Mountain — R C Nanney, C J Smith. 
Sunny Vale — Not represented. 
Tryon— Notj represented. 
Turkey Cove — Jumor Hollifield. 
Walnut Grove— J H Brown. 
Whiteside Valley — F L Shitle, J L Henderson. 
Zion Hill — C R Pendergrass. E Buchanan. 
On motion T. B. Justice was authorized to cast the 
ballot of the Association for Rev. M. M. Landrum for 
Moderator. 

A. H. Nanney was elected Clerk and A. L. Grayson 
Treasurer. Adopted time of meeting as follows : 

Meet 9 130, adjourn 12 m., meet 1 130 p. m., adjourn 
at pleasure. 

Called for newly constituted churches. 
Sandy Plains asked for admittance. This church 
was referred to a committee consisting of T. B. Justice, 
H. M. Croom and J. M. Walker. 

Committee on Religious Exercises — Pastor and Dea- 
cons of Round Hill church. 

Committee on Finance — A. L. Grayson, Geo. Tay- 
lor, B. B. Price and H. A. Harrell. 

Welcomed the following: Rev. W. D. Hubbard, 
representing the Kings Mountain Association; Rev. B. 
M. Hamrick, representing the Sandy Run Association ; 
and Rev. J. S. Farmer, representing the Biblical Re- 
corder. 

The Moderator appointed J. S. Farmer, C. S. Cash- 
well and R. P. Geer Committee on Periodicals. 

TREASURER'S CONDENSED REPORT-Sept. 30, 1903. 
To the Green River Association: 

The following amounts have been received since close of last re- 
port, up to the opening of this session: 

State Missions $157.12 

Foreign Missions 237.50 

Home Missions 174.16 

Baptist Orphange ... 59.03 

Baptist Female University 19.00 



Total $ 646,81 

With request for usual Auditing Committee, this report is re- 
spectfully submmitted. A. L. GRAYSON, Treasurer. 
By motion, adjourned. 
Benediction by D. J. Hunt. 



Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 



MORNING SESSION— Oct. i, 1903. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Clerk. 

Prayer by Rev. C. S. Cashwell. 

Received and approved record of yesterday. 

Committees on different objects appointed as fol- 
lows : 

Stateof Religion— H. M. Croom, P. P. Price, J. H. 
Gibbs, B. Biggerstaff, G. W. Whiteside. 

Women's Work- — C. S. Cashwell, N. B. Haupton, 
G. M. Walton, J. J. Lambright, J. W. Morgan. 

State Missions— D. J. Hunt, J. A. Bird. D. F. Beach- 
board, H. Partrum, G. M. Kuter. 

Home Missions— J. M. Walker. W. N. S. Rollins, 

D. J. Halford, N, R. Frady, L. L. Deck. 

Foreign Missions — C. B. Justice, J. R. Scoggins, J. 
J. G. Pendergrass, J. F. Poteat, B. F. Cppening. 

Sabbath Schools— A. P. Sorrells, C. B. Morris, A. 

E, Rowe, John Haney, R. Ledbetter. 

Temperance- -E. Buchanan, W, C. Morris, J. W. 
Davis, W, M. Blanton, John Taylor. 

Education— D. J. Hunt, W. A. Harrell, C. P. Justice, 
W. H. Taylor, J, A. Wilkerson. 

Orphanage— J. R, Denton, S. C. Turner, J. H. 
Cloud, Roy Gibbs, W. N. Laughridge. 

Deceased and Aged Ministers— Elbert Jackson, E. 
P. Denton, J. R. Lawing, J. Ward, J. A. Rucker. 

Nomination to State and Southern Baptist Conven- 
tions — H. Portrum, J. J. Lambright, J. Hall, W.A. Geer, 
E. M. Morgan. 

Place and Introductory Sermon at next Session — L. 
W. Livingston, W. I. Robeson, W. G. Wilson, J. F. Lo- 
gan, E. G. Goforth. 

Committee on Application of Sandy Plains church 
reported as follows : 

We, the undersigned Committee appointed by this body tore- 
port upon the application of Sandy Plains church, hereby report that 
the pastor and representatives of said church have presented before 
us their book of church records containing covenant and articles of 
faith, rules of order and minutes of organization, together with the 
names of the members constituting the church. 

We find that the essential doctrines of the Baptist churches are 
incor orated in said covenant and articles of faith, and that the 
church has been regularly constituted by a presbytery at their re- 
quest at Sandy Plains, Polk county, N. C. 

We recommend that the church be received into this body. 
Respectfully submitted, 

T. B. JUSTICE, 
H. M. CROOM, 
JOHN M. WALKER, 
Committee. 



6 Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 

Report adopted. 

Welcomed Bro. Green of the Roan Mountain Assoc- 
iation. 

Report on Periodicals read by J. S. Farmer as fol- 
lows : 

When we think of the one hundred and seventy-three thousand 
Baptist in North Carolina, and that one-third of them do the work 
that is done, we are led to look for the other two-thirds. What is the 
reason that they are not in the work? The answer is obvious — they 
are not informed. Baptists will not contribute to any cause until 
they see the need. We therefore recommend the Biblical Recorder, 
the organ of the Baptist State Convention. It has stood for our or- 
ganized work and led our people in many a struggle. It is now in 
better condition than ever in its history to do good, and should be in 
every Baptist home. The North Carolina Baptist, Charity & Children, 
The Foreign Mission Journal, The Home Field and the Literature of 
our Sunday School Board are all worthy and will be found helpful 
to our people. Respectfully submitted, 

J. S. FARMER, 
C. S. CASHWELL, 
R. P. GEER. 

The report was spoken to by J. S. Farmer, J. R. 
Denton, G. S, Cashwell, W. H. Gillian, H. M. Croom,A. 
P. Sorrells, and I. P. Sorrells. 

Report adopted. 

Recognized, P<evs C J Dowell, R H Hedgspeth and 
Bro G B Pruett, from the Sandy Run Association. 

Rev C B Justice read the following resolution in re- 
gard to building a monument in honor of Columbus Dur- 
ham : 

COLUMBUS DURHAM MONUMENT. 
Resolved, that tnis body is in hearty sympathy with the movment 
projected by the Baptist State Convention to erect a monument at 
the grave of Bro. Columbus Durham, as an expression of his life and 
service and also as a declaration of our gratitude to Almighty God 
for His goodness and mere}' in giving to us as a people this brother 
whose life was a benediction, not only to North Carolina, but to all 
the world. 0. B. JUSTICE. 

Took up a collection for the Durham monument. 
Received $ 1 1. 00. 

Adjourned for dinner. 

Benediction by Rev CJ Doweli. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Met pursuant to adjournment. 

Prayer by Rev R H Hedgspeth. 

Committee to nominate two Trustees for Round 

Hill— B B Price, A W Gillian, W A Harrell. 

Report on State Missions read by Rev D J Hunt. 

STATE MISSION REPORT. 

The principle of missions is the same in all of our work, whether 
it be Foreign, Home or State. 



Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 7 

The object of missions is to give the Gospel to every creature, 

State missions lie at the foundation of all our work. Strength at 
home means strength abroad. 

The results of the work this year have been most gratifying. Our 
missionaries this year have waged a most vigorous warfare. 

Reports from the mission fields show greater numbers baptized 
than have been reported for a number of years. 

Several new churches have been organized and quite a number 
of church buildings erected. 

THE FIELD. 

The State is divided into three sections. This is not an arbitrary 
division of territory, but is a mere matter of covenience in discussing 
the work, because of the different conditions prevailing in Eastern, 
Middle and Western North ^arolina. 

Our greatest destitution is in the East — there are whole counties 
with only one Baptist preacher to the county. One field in the At- 
lantic Association covers a radious of thirty miles, with twelve or 
more preachiag points that must, be supplied with one man, and 
many other places in the East the destitution is quite as appalling. 

Middle North Carolina is in a transition state; people are leaving 
their farms and going to newly established cotton mill towns. 

These people are, for most part, Baptists, and many of them, 
while useful members of country churches, are liable to lose interest 
in church work unless they are specialty looked after in their new 
homes. In most of these new towns there are no organized churches, 
except where the State Mission Board sends its missionaries. With 
the limited means at its disposal the Board is not able to keep up our 
industrial development. 

In Western North Carolina we are confronted by the educational 
problem. Our mountain people are nearly all Baptist, but they need 
the development which Christian education alone can give. The 
Board is trying in every possible way to aid the educational institu- 
tions in the West. 

Brethren, this is the field; look out upon it and see that it is 
white with harvest, We need more laborers; to do this we must in- 
crease our contribution to State Missions. 

D. J. HUNT, 
H. PORTRUM, 

Committee. 
Pending motion to adopt the report spoken to by 
Rev Livingston Johnson, A P Sorrell, N Buchanan and 
CS Cash well. 

B B Price read report on election of two Trustees 
for Round Hill Academy as follows : 

Your Committee realizes that the success of Round Hill Academy 
depends largely upon the effort of its officers, and their ability to 
work for it depends a great deal upon their opportunity to work, 
therefore we have tried to select men who are capable, and who have 
the greatest opportunity by reason of their coming into direct con- 
tact with the people. We therefore recommend Brethren John P. 
Nanney and J. K Carpenter. 

Respectfully submitted, 

B. B. PRICE, 
A. W. GILLIAN, 
W. A. HANILL, 

Committee. 
J D Morris read Treasurer's Report, as follows: 



8 Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 



TREASURER'S ANNUAL REPORT. 



CHURCHES. 



Bethel 

Bethlehem.. 

Beulah - 

Big Level 

Bills Creek 

Bridgewater - 

Camp Creek 

Cane Creek. 

Chapel Hill 

Cherry Spring 

Clear Creek - 

Columbus 

Cooper's Gap 

Eureka 

Harmony Grove 

Macedonia 

Marion - 

Mill Spring 

Montford's Cove 

Mountain Creek 

Mt. Vernon 

Mountain View 

Mt. Pleasant.-- 

Old Fort 

Piney Knob 

Pleasant Grove ' 

Pleasant Hill - 

Kock Spring 

Round Hill 

Round Knob 

Rutherfordton > 

Silver Creek 

Stone Mountain 

Sunny Vale 

Turkey Cove 

Walnut Grove 

AVhiteside Vallev 

ZionHill - 

Jessie's Grove, Yancey Co 



Total 276 73 288 25 201 63 



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RECEIVED IN ADDITION TO ABOVE. 

From Beulah church for Aged Minister's Relief $ 1 50 

For same purpose, collection on Saturday of session 6 18 

Prom collection on Sunday for Zion Hill church building 12 38 

From Macedonia church for Ministerial Education I 00 

From Rutherfordton church for Baptist Female University 19 00 



Total,- 

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$ 40 06 

|902 01 



Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 9 

We have examined the above report of A. L. Gray- 
son, Treasurer of the Green River Association, and find 
that he has receipts for $902.01, as reported. 

W. A. HANILL, 
J. L. TAYLOR, 

Auditing Com. 

The above report includes as follows: 

From W. M. S. Montford Cove church, S. M. $6.67; F. M. $10.36, 
H. M. $6.05; W, M. S. Mountain Creek church, S. M.$4.25; F, M, |3.75, 
H. M. $4.75. W. M. S. Mt. Vernon, H. M. $2.5!', W. M. S. Marion, F. 
M, $6.50, for Native Worker, W. M. S, Pleasant Hill, S. M. $2.05, F. 
M. §4.20, H. M. $4.25. W. M. S. Round Hill, S. M. $12 58, Christmas 
offering, F. M. $5.34. W. M. S. Rutherfordton.S. M. $16.67, F. M.$8.«8, 
H. M. $.44 and Box $9.46, Sunbeams, Rutherford ton, S. M. $2 98, F.M. 
F. M. $6 38, H. M. $3.52, S. S. Rutherford ton, S. M. $200, F. M. $2.00, 
H. M. $2.00, Orphanage, $18.00. Baptist Female University, $4.00. 

For amounts not paid to the Treasurer of the Association, see re- 
ports elsewhere in these minutes. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

A L. GRAYSON, Treasurer. 

Note — After above report was given the following was received: 
TV. M. S. Mt. Vernon church, S. M. $4.00, F. M. $1.77, H. M. $3.0«» and 
from Missionary Day F. M. $3.34, H M. $4.00; Sunbeams S, M. 50c, F. 
M. 50c, H. M. 50c. From Silver Creek church, 60c for minutes. 

By motion adjourned. 
MORNING SESSION— FRIDAY, OCT. 2. 

Devotional exercises conducted by C. S. Cashwell. 
Read and approved record of yesterday. 
Committee on Nomination to State and Southern 
Baptist Convention reported as follows : 

Southern — C B Justice, Alternate C S Cashwell. 
State— C B Justice, J L Taylor, N B Hampton, W 
M Justice, B B Price, A P Sorrells, C S Cashwell, L L 
Deck, E Buchanan. 

Committee — H Portrum, J J Lambright, W A Geer, 
took up report of Trustees of Round Hill Academy. Re- 
port spoke to by C B Justice, C S Cashwell. J P Nanny 
donated lot. between the Dormitory and Academy to the 
Association. 

The report was adopted. 

Report on Sunday Schools made by A. P. Sorrells, 
as follows : 

SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT. 
u Rem ember the Sabbath day to keep holy -in it thou shall not do any 
work ... The Lord blessed the Sabbath and hallowed it." — Exodus 20, 8-11. 
The Sabbath was appointed by the Lord in the beginning. — Gen. 2, 2-3. 
The people were charged to keep it— Ex. 16, 23. Le. 23, 3. De. 5, 12-14. 
A breaker of it stoned. — Numbers, '5., 32 36. 

Superstitious observance of it censured. — Matt 12, 1-13. Mark, 2. 3-28. 
Luke 13, 14-15. Jno. 7, 23. 

Reasons for the Christian observance of the first day instead of the sev- 



1 Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 

enth.— Matt. 28, 1. Mark 16, 2-9. Jno. 20, 1, 19-26. Compare Acts 2 with 
Le. 23. Ac. 20, 7. 1 Cor. 16, 1-2. Re. I, 10. 

Christ the Lord of the Sabbath.— Mark 2, 2-28. 

Jesus' custom was to read and teach the Scriptures in the Synagogue on 
the Sabbath day. In this, as in other things, lie has given us a good exam- 
ple. To read and teach the Scriptures we must prepare ourselves by study, 
prayer and consecration. 

We are glad so many of our churches have Sunday Schools. Are sorry a 
few of them have none- 

What can we do to improve the ones we have in efficiency and establish 
others where needed? We endorse the plan recommended by the Board of 
Missions and Sunday Schools. See their report. 

We recommend the appointment of a committee consisting of A. W. 
Gilliam, B>. P. Geer, and N. B. Hampton, to district the churches of the As- 
sociation into convenient groupes for holding quarterly Sunday School Insti 
tutes. Signed by 

A. P. SORRELLS, 
K. LEDBETTER, 
I. B. LA WING, 
J. F. HANEY. 

Committee. 
Pending motion to adopt speeches were made by A, 
P. Sorrells, A. Johnson and J. C. Price. 

Report on deceased ministers read by J. M. Walker 

as follows : 

The Committee on Deceased Ministers report with profound regret the 
death of Eld. E. L. Taylor, which occuned at his home near Pleasant Hill 

church on the day of 190 ... In the death of Eld. 

Taylor this Association has lost one of its most devoted and consecrated 
ministers of the Gospel. 

ELBERT JACKSON, 
E. P. DENTON, 
J. WARD, 
J, A. RUCKER. 

Committee. 
That part of the report of Board of Missions refer- 
ring to the Baptist Female University was discussed at 
this hour (n 130) by C. P. Justice and W. A- Gillian. 
Adjourned. 

Reassembled at I -.30 p. m. Hymn, '-Will there be 
any Stars in my Crown?" 

Report on Temperance read by Clerk as follows : 
We, yonr Committee, beg leave to submit the following: 
We are glad to know that temperance is gaining ground, We are thank- 
ful for the movement in our State, therefore we earnestly ask the churches of 
the Green River Association to aid in this great work. We are glad that 
Rutherfordton and Polk are prohibition counties. 

It takes honest work in this great movement. Our Master has said, 
''there is a sin which goeth not out only by prayer and lasting," but this 
creat work takes earnest prayer and arduous work. Temperance is one of the 
greatest things that brings peace and happiness to any people. There is a 
prospect of voting the curse out of McDowell county. 
Resp ectf u 1 1 y submitted . 

E. BUCHANAN, 
J. W. DAVIS, 
W. M. BLANTON, 
JOHN TAYLOR, 
W. C. MORRIS, 

Committee. 



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Speeches were made by the following: E. Buchanan, 
C. P. Justice, J. M. Walker, C. J. Dowell, B. B. Price, 
A. P. Sorrells, I. P. Sorrells, L. L. Deck and G. S, Cash- 
well. Report adopted. 

At Round Hill Baptist church, Octtober 2, 1903, ih e 
Green River Association adopted the following resolution 
as offered by Rev. C. B. Justice : 

Resolved, That we, the delegates and ministers rep 
resenting the churches of the Green River Association, 
take this occasion to assure our brethren and friends in 
Marion of our sympathy and prayers for them in their 
effort to rid the town of Marion and McDowell count}?' of 
the' whiskey traffic ; and if it be pleasing to God that he 
would give them ihe blessing of absolute prohibition, and 
that we assure them that we are praying that the 
God of Heaven shall deliver them from this evil on 
Thursday, the 13th day of October, 1903. 

M. M. LAN DRUM, Mod. 
A. H. N ANNE Y, Clerk. 

Report on Foreign Mission made by C. P. Justice 
as follows : 

Your Committee to whom you referred the subject of Foreign Mission, 
beg leave to submit the following report: 

The Bible in this, as in all other matters of faith and practice,is the only 
authority to be consulted. We are under the most solemn obligation to obey 
its precepts and follow its examples. Whatever Jesus and his Apostles did 
and taught we are to do and teach. Let us consider the following thoughts: 

First. Jesus came as God's missionary, revealing the Father to the 
world. Preceeded by the voice of one crying in the wilderness, '"Prepare ye 
the way of the Lord," etc., he is heard saying, '"Repent for the Kingdom of 
heaven is at hand." He came to seek and save them that were lost. God sent 
not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through 
him might de saved. 

Second. Our relationship to Christ Jesus in revealing God to the world, 
says Jno. 20:21, "Peace be unto you, as my Father has sent me, even so send 
I you," and in Mark i6 :15, he says, u Go ye into all the world and preach the 
Gospel to every creature." In doing this we are "'Amassadors for Christ," 
witnesses for him, proclaiming the "glad tidings of great joy," crying, "'Be- 
hold the Lambs of God that taketh away the sins of the world." 

Third. The enlargement of the wosk in opening up new fields, increasing 
the number of missionaries call for an increase in our contributions. The 
Foreign Mission Board, under the directions of the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention, is projecting its work on the basis of $2 ;0,00;i.0u a year. This increase 
in the amount appropriated to Foreign Missions was made necessary and 
justiiied, not only by the enlargement of the field and the increase in the 
number of missionaries, but'aiso by the blessings of God on the efforts of His 
people to lead the world to Christ. The last year witnessed a larger number of 
conversions and baptisms in the foreign field under the ministry of the men 
sent out by the Southern Baptists than those of any year in the history of 
the Foreign Board. The past has been very largely a period of seed sowing 
and preparation in which God's people have iabored, wept and prayed for 
the coming of the Kingdom, but the future is all radient with the promise of 



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an abundant harvest. The time approaches when the song of the sewer and 
the shoot of the reaper shall mingle together. 

C. B. JUSTICE, 

G. G. PENDERGEASS, 

J.K. SCOGG1NS, 

J. E. PQTEAT, 

Committee. 
The report was spoken to by A Johnson, C J Dow- 
ell, E B Justice, J C Price, H M Croom and C S Cash- 
well. Report approved. 

Rev C B Justice read the following, which was 
adopted : 

Resolved, That the churches try to raise five hundred 
dollars ($500) during the coming year for Foreign Mis- 
sions, 

Hymn, "Send the Light. 1 ' Benediction by H M 
Croom. 

NIGHT SESSION. 

Prayer by Bro. G R Pruett. Song, "More about 
Jesus." 

Rev C S Cash well read report on Woman's Work as 
follows : 

The Woman's Missionary Union met in annual session at Round Mill on 
Wednesday, Sept. 3(>, 1903, at 2 p. m. The President, Mrs. J. A. Grayson, read 
scripture and led in an earnest prayer for divine guidance in our great work. 

The roll of societies was called and the following delegates enrolled: 

Dysartsvilie — Misses Gorrie Davis and Blantie Denton. 

Marion — Mrs. Blanton. 

Montford's Cove — Mrs. Sophia Morgan. 

Mt. Vernon— Mrs. Mattie Logan, Miss Mattie J. Walker. 

Mountain Creek — Letter. 

Pleasant Hill— Mrs. Dora Hill- 
Round Hill — Mrs. C. 8. Nanney, Misses Mamie Freeman and Eva 
Nanney, ^ 

Rntherfordton — Mrs. J. A. Grayson. 

Mt. Union Sunbeam— Miss Ruth D. Walker. 

Rutherfordton Sunbeam— Mrs J. A. Grayson. 

Reports from societies were read and interestiong talks made by dele- 
gates, showing that societies are in good working order, and there has been 
an increase of $52 over last year in the amounts given by the ten societies. 
"Not to the strong is the battle, 
Not to the swift is the race, 
Rut to the true and the faithful. 
Victory is promised through Grace." 

We are glad the victory is not promised to the strong or the swift, else 
we who are slow and weak might become discouraged. But our success is 
conditioned upon faithfulness. Surely, then, that success is assured, for has 
there not been faithful work among us? 

Woman's work is like unto leaven, which was hidden in three measures 
of meal. With thoughts of the ''hidden" uppermost in our minds, the latter 
part of the verse was forgotten until the whole was leavened. 

An interesting letter from Miss Hick was read by Mrs. Grayson. She 
then distributed some Mission literature and spoke of the great help the For- 
eign Mission Journal is to us, urging all to subscribe, and the great need of 
tracts to be distributed. 

That there is a lamentable knowledge of Missions among our people is 



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apparent Some one has said, "To know the facts of modern Missions is the 
neceesary condition of intelligent interest. But how can they know, ex- 
cept they be told, and how can they be told except by the printed j age. May 
each sister help to increase the demand for more information. 

The President urged that new societies be organized where none now 
exist. 

NAMES OF SOCIETIES, OFFICERS AND POSTOFFICE8. 




The reports of Societies show following contributions : 



SOCIETIES. 


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tory at Round 
Hill Academy. 


Dysartsville. 

Marion .- ... 

Montford's Cove 

Mount Vernon 


% 1 00 
14 30 
10 36 

5 11 

3 75 

4 15 

8 08 

8 98 

50 

6 38 


% 1 00 

5 25 

6 05 
9 50 
4 75 

4 25 

5 81 

7 44 
5» 

3 52 


$ 2 25 

4 65 

6 67 

4 00 

4 25 

2 05 

12 56 

16 67 

50 

2 96 


% 7 00 

7 07 
3 55 


39 45 


$ 5 00 

2 00 
1 15 


Pleasant Hill 

Round Hill 

Rutherfordton.. 

Mt. Vernon Sunbeam 


12 25 







The Union then adjourned to meet at Clear Creek in 
1904. Mrs. J, A. Grayson 3 Pres. 

Miss Msldona Livingston, Sec. 

The subject was discussed by C S Cashwell, Archi- 
bald Johnson, A P Sorrells, J L Taylor and M M Land- 
rum. Report approved. 

Hymn, "We'll work till Jesus comes." 

Committee on Time and Place of next session re- 
ported as follows: 

We. your Committee on Time and Place, beg leave to submit the follow- 
ing: We recommend that the next session of the Association meet with the 
church at Clear Creek, four and one-half miles uorthwest of Marion, and 



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that D. J. Hunt preach the Introductory Sermon; J. A. Walker, Alternate. 
Meet on Wednesday before the first Sunday in October. 
Respectfully submitted, 

T, W. LIVINGSTON, 
VV. I, ROBESON, 
W. G. WILSON, 
J. F. LOGAN, 
E. G. GOFORTH, 

Committee. 
Discussed by A. P. Sorrells. 

MORNING SESSION— October 3, 1903. 

Prayer service conducted by Rev. J. M. Walker. 
Report on Education read by Rev. D. J. Hunt as 
follows : 

We are taught in the Scriptures that we, as Christians, are "not 
our own; that we are bought with a price ; that we are Chrirt's and 
Christ is God's and that we ought therefore to glory fy God in our 
bodies and in our spirits, which are His.' ; We aiso learn that the 
Lord claims a3 sacred to himself the very best service we can offer. 
In the days of sacrifice He demanded the "firstling of the flock — a 
lamb without spot or blemish." Again, we are commanded to "honor 
the Lord with our substance and the first fruits of all thine increase." 
Herein your committee find an unanswerable argument for Christian 
education, for the fullest development of every useful power of body, 
mind and soul, that we may be able to render the most efficient ser- 
vice possible to "Him who loved us and gave Himself for us." True 
education would train the hand to labor, the voice to speak and sing 
God's praises, the mind to think profoundly and logically, the heart 
to feel and sympathize with unfortunate humanity. Education gives 
power, and as the railroad track guides the mighty engine and makes 
it such a potent influence in our civil izatiou, so we need Christianity 
to direct the forces generated by education to accomplishment of 
wise and noble ends. 

Not only do we find Christian education to be an obligation 
which we cannot neglect with impunity, but it is a matter of wisest 
policy to us as a denomination. It gives us prestige and influence, 
and enables us to more effectually meet the various forms of heresy 
that are pouring into our Christian sections, and to preserve invio- 
late our distinctive principles which are so vital to the religious 
world. As Baptists we are set for the defense of the Gospel, for the 
preservation of the "ordinance? as once for all delivered unto the 
saints." Let us have Christian scholars that Greek may meet Greek 
upon the field of conflict. 

Your committee is glad to report a general and enthusiastic 
awakening on the subject of education. During the summer many 
of our best and most talented men have been canvassing the State, 
stirring up and enlisting our people in the cause of general educa- 
tion The masses of our State are Baptists. Our strength and effi- 
ciency is in our intellectual^ 7 . 

The white population of the State is 900,664. Illiterates 175,654. 
Percentage of illierates 19 

There are 4,653 school districts in the State. 

There are 484 log school houses in as many districts, and 625 dis- 
tricts in which there are no school houses. 

Average school term 78 days. 

The conditions call for better advantages, better eaueation. 

To meet these demands we look to our citizens, our brethren, our 
academies and colleges, but especially to our academies. 

It is the academy that discovers the boy and girl and fits them 
for fife, because few ever go higher. 



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We rejoice at the success of oar Female University of Raleigh the 
nobie work of Oxford and Murfreesboro. 

It is with gratefal heart that we mention Wake Fores: It has 
fiiled the State with enthusiastic leaders in every department of cu 

work. 

Your committee would recommend that the pastors lay the w r : 
of oar institutions before their people. We would farther recom- 
mend that the Green River Association would purchase the Justice 
Hall and free it from rent as soon as possible. 

We would recomend that the churches take up regular collec- 
tions for the enlargement of our work in the academy. 

D.J HUNT. 
C. B JUSTICE. 
W. H. TAYLOR, 
W. A HA1JILL, 

Committee. 
The report was spoken to by D J Hun:, j R Denton, 
C B justice. Report approved. 

Orphanage report read by J R Denton as follows : 

Origin: J. R. Mills, after overcoming much opposition in the 
Baptist State Convention, was authorized to purchase a site for an 
orpa: is . e [ .int. which he did near Tnomasviile. Davidson county. 
consisting of 3 acres of land. On this were erected several one- 
story brick buildings with Bro. Mills as general manager 

After a number of years of successful work by Bro Mills he was 
relieved and Bro. J. B. Boone succeeded him. Under his manage- 
ment its growth has been marvelous. It is no~ ae .; the best man- 
aged and best equipped o.phanages of the State 

All the original buildings have been remodeled except two. and 
several new ones added 

The children are placed in these buildings with regard to health. 
comfort and convenience: all boys when boys, and all girls when 
girls. Over each house is a matron to control and care for the child- 
ren in that house, as regards morals, neatness, food and clothing, 
and industrial pursuits when girls. For the education of children 
there is a well organized graded school with Bra-. Boone as superin- 
tendent. There is also a nursery for small children, and an infimary 
a ] that the sick may be separated from the and have quiet. There is, 
too. a physician for the orphanage folks Dr. Julian. 

Tnere is an organized church of the officers. employ es and child, 
ren of the orphanage. There is a machine-house in which the boys 
may gain a knowledge of operating machinery. 

Tnere is a printing office in which Bro. Archibald Johnson pub- 
lishes Charity and Children, one of the best papers in tae State. He 
also does job printing. In this office the boys can learn printing. A 
shoe shop also in which the boys can learn shoemaking and repair- 
ing. The giris are taught cutting, making and general house-keep- 
ing Tnere are abeut 10 I acres io sulti ratioi . managed by S.H. Aver- 
itt, who is also treasurer of the erphenage. The boys are taaght 
farming. There are now about 260 children. They are supported qy 
voluntary contributions, mainly by Baptists. Tne interest of the 
legacies left to the institution is to be used for permanent improve- 
ments. 

Let us all rally to the support of this grand Baptist institution. 
1" josts about sixty dollars per child per year, and this includes all 
salaries. 

Respectfully submitted. 

* J. E. DENTON, Chairman. 
W. ft LAUGHRIDGE. 

Speeches by A Johnson and j R Denton. 

Took a cash collection amounting to S5.47. 



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AFTERNOON SESSION. 
Read and adepted report of committee to district the 
Association for holding Sunday School meetings. 
Report as follows : 
We, your Committee to district the Association recommend five 
divisions", as follows in compliance with the recommendation of the 
report on Sunday Schools: 

District No. 1 to be composed of the following churches: Beth- 
lehem, Cherry Springs, Clear Creek, Hall Town, Old Fort. Round 
Knob, Sunny Valley, Walnut Grove, Turkey Cove and Zion Hill. 

District No. 2. Bethel, Bridgewater, Chapel Hill, Dysartsville, 
Harmony Grove, Marion and Macedonia. 

District No. 3. Camp Creek, Piney Knob. Pleasant Grove, Pleas- 
ant Hill, Mt. Creek, Mt. Vernon, Round Hill and Rutherfordton. 

District No. 4. Beulah, Big Level, Columbus, Cooper's Gap, 
Mills Spring, Mt. View, Silver Creek, Sandy Plains, Try on. 

District No. 5. Bills Crrek, Cane Creek, Montford's Cove, Rock 
Spring, Stone Mountain, Eureka, Whiteside Valley and Mount 
Pleasant 

We further recommend that the following brethren residing in 
the several districts be appointed as committees to arrange programs 
and appoint speakers for the fifth Sunday meetings contemplated: 
District No. 1. A. P. Sorrels, J. M. Gibson, and Pitt Terrell, 
District No. 2. B. B. Price, W. H. Taylor and Will Morris. 
District No. 3. T. C. Smith, Z. B. V. Freeman and R. Ledbetter. 
District No. 4. W. M. Whiteside, John H. Gibbs and Elbert Jack- 
son. 

Dsstrict No. 5. Z T. Whiteside, L. D, Hemphill and Z. D. Hud- 
gins. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. W. GILLIAN, 
A. B. HAMPTON, 
R, P. GEER, 

Committee. 

Home Mission report read by J M Walker as fol- 
lows : 

u Ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem and in all Ju- 
dea and in Samana and unto the utmost parts of the earth." — Acts 
1.8. 

In this passage of Scripture we have a division of the field into 
State, Home and Foreign Missions. They are equally important for 
soul saving, the same the world over. The work of Home Mission is 
under the supervisiou of a board located at Atlanta, Ga. 

The work of the Home Mission Board and its secretary is to 
christianise the people of our beloved Sonthland. 

It is striving to educate our mountain boys and christiauize the 
people on the frontier, the American Indian, the negro and the peo- 
ple of Cuba. Respectfully submitted, 

JNOM WALKER, 

LLDEAK, 

W N S ROLLINS, 

W R FRADY, 

Committee. 
Remarks by J M Walker, T B Justice, A Johnson, 
DJ Hunt. 

AL Grayson read report of Finance Committee as 
follows. 

We report $41.10 sent up by the churches for minutes. We re- 



Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 17 

commend that the clerk be allowed $10 for his services, and that he 
use balance of the money to print minutes and furnish blank church 
letters. We are glad to note the increased amount sent up for this 
object. Respectfully submitted, 

A L GRAYSON, 
H A HARRELL, 
G D TAYLOR, 
R B PRICE, 

Committee. 
Old board of Sunday School and Missions re-ap- 
pointed. 

The name of M . M. Landrum was added as a dele- 
gste to the State Convention. 

Took up a collection for Ministerial relief; received 
$6.19. 

J. T. Taylor read the following, which was adopted : 

Resolved, That the delegates assembled hereby tender to the 
members of Round Hiil church and community around Union Mills 
generally, thanks for hospitality unsurpassed in entertaining our 
annual meeting. 

Resolved, That the delegates and visitors who were permitted to 
attend the exercises at the academy building desire to express their 
thanks for the entertainment and pleasure of the evening and to 
commend the efficiency of the teachers and the aptness of the young 
as witnessed on the occasion. 

Resolved, That this body gratefully acknowledge the mercy and 
goodness of our Heavenly Father in sparing the life and granting 
strength to our beloved Moderator, Rev. M. M. Landrum, to again 
preside over it in his usual efficient manner. 
Song, ''Nearer my God to Thee." 
Prayer by Rev, T. B. Justice. 

This closed the Sixty-Third Annual Session of the 
Green River Association. The meeting was both a tem- 
poral and spiritual feast and the spirit of unity and 
brotherly love pervaded throughout the entire session. 

REV. M. M. LANDRUM, 

Moderator. 
A. H. NANNEY, JR., Clerk. 
REPORT OF THE BOARD OF MISSIONS AND SUNDAY 
SCHOOLS. 

It is with profound gratitude to Almighty God for his goodness and 
mercy to His people during the past year that we greet you on this, the Six- 
thud Annual Session of the Green River Association. May the Holy Spirit 
abide with and direct the body in all its deliberations. 

We are glad to be able to report that most of our churches have been 
blessed with gracious revivals of religion during the past year, resulting in 
the professed conversion of a large number of souls and in the baptism of 279 
as shown by the letters from the churches. We hope that these revivals will 
bring forth fruit in enlarged efforts by our people for the promotion of the 
Master's Kingdom and the glory of His name. 

During the past year Bro. A. P. Sorrels has been employed as missionary 
to the field north of the Catawba river in McDowell county at a salary of 
$150 for one-half of his time. 

He reports having labored 180 days. Stations supplied 8. Number of 
sermons preached 85. Number of baptisms 28. Number of Sunday Schools 
5. Aggregate enrollment in same 200. Received on the field $13.50. 



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There was also $100 appropriated to the salary of Bro. C. S. Cashwell 
at Marion and Old Fort. From his report we gather the following facts: 
Number of sermons preached J 50. Number of baptisms 28, Number in 
Sunday School 120. 

We believe the time has come when it is no longer necessary to make an 
appropriation to either Marion or Old Fort, unless Marion calls a pastor for 
ail his time, in which case we recommend $lc(j. 

We suggest that in employing a teacher to take charge of the school at 
Clear Creek it would be well to employ a preacher with a small family, or 
unmarried, supplimenting his salary say $75, and let him take charge of not 
less than four mission points, and in this way make it possible for Bro. Sor- 
rels to extend his work so as to take in some other destitute points that needs 
to be supplied. 

The contributions from the churches to the different objects fostered by 

the Association, as appears from their letters: Foreign Missions! 

Home Missions $ , State Missions $ , Oaphanage 

$ Baptist Female University $ , Round Hill Acade- 
my $ , Ministerial Education $ Making a total of 

$ The amounts pledged at the last session for F. M., H. 

M., S. M., Orphanage and Round Hill Academy amounted to $1,244.00, 
while the amounts contributed to these objects during the year amounts to 

$ , which is |^ , judging from all the facts 

that have come into our possession we are persuaded that the interest in Sun- 
day Schools is increasing, and that the results of the labors of our people in 
this department of our work are of such a nature as should add fresh charms 
to and inspire to greater efforts in the Sunday School work. 

Permit us to ask, would it not be well to divide the Association into, say 
four or more sections and have a teacher's meeting in each section on every 
5th Sunday, and in this way seek to improve the efficiency of our teaching- 
force. 

Very respectful 11 v submitted, 

C. B. JUSTICE, Chairman. 

SOUTHERN AND STATE CONVENTIONS. 

We, your Committee on Nominations to Southern and State Conven- 
tion, beg leave to submit the following: 

Southern Convention — C. B. Justice; Alternate, D. J. Hunt. 
State Convention — C. B. Justice, J. L. Taylor, N. B. Hampton, W. M. 
Justice, B. B- Price, Revs. A. P. Sorrels, C. S. Cashwell, T. L. Deck, E. 
Buchanan, M. M. Land rum. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. PORTNER, 

J. J. LAMBRIGHT, 

W. A. GEER, 

Committee. 

To the Green River Association, 

Dear Brethren: No new historical data has been collected since 
your last meeting. Of the two sketches in hand, those of Bills Creek and 
Big Level Churches, I recommend that the former, written by our venerable 
brother, Elder W. H. Logan, be published in the current minutes of this As- 
sociation, if ii is thought the funds in hand will justify. 
Respectfully submitted. 

A. L. RUCKER, 

Historian. 

REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES OF ROUND FIf LL ACADEMY. 

One of the vital interests of the Baptist of the Green River Association, 
when considered as an agency in' the development and uplifting of the people 
is the Round Hill Academy. During the four years of its existance it has 
done for those who have availed themsolves of the opportunities it affords, a 
work of inestimable in improving and developing their minds. While this 
work of development and growth has been going on there has been exercised 



Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 19 

over the students a moral and religious influence that has tended to make the 
Cnristian student a better and more useful church member, and at the same 
time to impress the unsaved with the importance of seeking immediate salva- 
tion. The institution stands for the higher Christian education of the girls 
and buys, and is therefore entitled to and worthy of the patronage and sup- 
port of every lover of truth and morality. 

FACULTY. 

We are glad to report that we have been able to retain as principal of 
the school Rev. D. J. Hunt at a salary of 40 per month, and Miss Maldona 
Livingston as lady Principal at a salary of f 40 per month. These two having 
been connected with tiie school during its entire history need no word of com- 
mendation from us, being known and recognized by all our people as earnest 
consecrated and efficient teachers. We bespeak for them your co-operation 
and support. 

We have secured the service of Miss Irene Latham as teacher of music 
and Latin and find her capable and well qualified. Her work is perfectly 
satisfactory. 

Miss Belinda Pruett has been employed as teacher of the primary de- 
partment. She is a young lady of tine Christian character who as a teacher 
iias given uni /erse satisfaction wherever she, has taught. Taken ail together 
the faculty is all that the Trustees could desire or the public demand. 

The purpose of the school is to prepare students to enter any college in 
the State or elsewhere. 

BUILDINGS. 

The school building is 60 feet long by 32 feet wide and two stories high. 
On the first floor are three recit.-.tion rooms, a reading room, while on the 
second floor is the antetorium, music room and one class room. 

There is a girl's boarding house under the care of Bro. W. M. Nanney 
and wife, where the girls will be under the care of sister Nanney and the 
three lady teachers and have all the attention and care that girls away from 
home so much need. 

The Sorrels Cottage, under the care and management of Bro. J. C. 
Egeston and wife, is a comfortable, pleasant boarding place for the boys. 
Board in eitherof these buildings, including room rent, can be had at $7.00 
per month. 

Preparations are now being made for girls who wish to furnish their sup- 
plies and do their own cooking. In this way they may reduce the cost of 
board to four or five dollars per month. 

TUITION. 

The charges for tuition range from $1.10 to $2.10 a month, according to 
grades. 

FINANCIAL CONDITIONS. 
For a report of the financial conditions of the school we refer you to the 
Report of the Treasurer herewith submitted. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C B. JUSTICE, Chairman B. of T. 

REPORT OF AGED MINISTER'S RELIEF. 

The duty to support the ministry is clearly taught in God's word. 

"Even so has the Lord ordained that they which preach the Gospel 
should live of the Gospel." — 1 Cor. 9:14 

'Provide neither gold nor silver, nor brass in your purse — for the work- 
man is worthy of his meat." — Matt. 10:9-10. In Luke we find, s Ts worthy 
of his hire." ''Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the 
corn." 

This can mean nothing else but that they who preach the Gospel shall 
get a living from the Gospel, and it means pay from those to whom they 
preach. Preachers do not preach for money, but they must have money for 
preaching. 

It is a well known fact that the ministry has not been half paid. If it has 
not been paid we owe it yet. God in his love and mercy has lengthened the 



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lives of some of our ministers and is giving us a chance to pay our debts. I 
am glad the Association felt this obligation and took up a collection for Dr. 
Landrum, amounting to $6.19. 

May God spare them to us many years and may we see to it that they 
never want for any comfort we can give. D. J . HUNT, Com. 

BOARD OF MISSIONS AND SUNDAY SCHOOLS, 
Chairman: C. B. JUSTICE, Rutherfordton, N. C. 

Bethel — AB Mashburn Nealsville. N. C. 

Bethlehem— A W Gilliam Blaloch, " 

Beulah — Joshua Pitman Landrum *' 

Big Level— N T Mills Bright) 

Bill's Creek— J F Logan Ayr, " 

Bridgewater— W P Hemphill Bridgewaterj " 

Mt Pleasant— Z V Hudgins 

Round Knob— N Silver 

Camp Creek— J L Barnes Trio, " 

Cane Creek— S J Collins Dimsdale', " 

Chapel Hill— B F Copening Marion, " 

Cherry Spring— J Coxey Old Fort, " 

Chimney Rock— W M Henderson Chimney Rock, " 

Columbus— N B Hampton Columbus, •' 

Cooper's Gap— II K Corn Dimsdale, 

Dysartsville— W H Taylor Dysartsville, " 

Eureka — JW Whiteside Uree, " 

Hall Town — Robert Hall Marion,' " 

Harmony Grove— J L Padgett Nealsville) " 

Macedonia — Joseph Arrowood " " 

Marion— B B Price Marion, " 

Mills Springs— J R Foster Mills Springss,* " 

Montford's Cove — L D Hemphill Otter Creek, " 

Mountain Creek--H Portrum Darlington, " , 

Mountain View— B Jackson Turner, " 

Mt Vernon— H A Harrill . Rutherfordton, " 

Old Fort— A Terrill Old Fort, 

Piny Knob— W C Hardin Nanito, " 

Pleasant Grove— R O Ledbetter Green Hill, " 

Pleasant Hill— M D Hill Rutherfordton, •< 

Rock Spring— H M Whiteside Uree, " 

Round Hill— J D Morris Union Mills, " 

Rutherfordton— J H Callahan, T C Smith, A L | D - , , ' j,. 
Gravson, VV L Paysem. W A Harrell | K utheriordton, 

Silver Creek— C Collins Walker, 

Stone Mountain— C Nanney Jeter " 

Sunny Vale— J P Padgett Garden City, '• 

Turkey Cove— R P Hollifield Armstrong, " 

Walnut Grove— J H Brown Ashford " 

Whiteside Valley— J R Whiteside Uree, 

Zion Hill — W A Buchanan Ector, " 

Clear Creek — H Buchanan Garden City, " 

Sandy Plains — RC Champion Collinsville. " 



CONSTITUTION. 



This Association shall be known as the Green River Baptist As- 
sociation, and shall be composed of Baptist churches whose Articles 
of Faith and Constitutions are in harmony with those of the Associa- 
tion. 

Each church shall be allowed a representation of two delegates, 
in addition to their regular ordained ministers, and every church 
of over fifty members shall be allowed one additional delegate for 
every fifty additional members. 



Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 21 

The primary objects of the Association shall be to encourage and 
support Wake Forest College, to educate young men called of God to 
the ministry and approved by the churches to which they belong ; to 
encourage education among the people of the State; to support the 
Gospel in the destitute portions of the State and of the Southern Bap- 
tist Convention ; to send the Gospel to the nations that have it not;to 
encourage the distribution and study of the Bible and a sound reli- 
gious literature to assist Baptist churches in the erection of houses 
of worship; to encourage the proper care of indigent orphan children 
and destitute and aged ministers of the Gospel; to encourage the or- 
ganization and support of Baptist Sunday Schools, and to co-operate 
with the Baptist State Convention in all its departments of labor. 

This Association shall meet annually on Wednesday before the 
first Sabbath in October. 

The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator, Clerk and 
Treasurer, who shall be elected by the Association, and continue in 
office until their successors are elected. 

The Moderator shall preside or fill the chair, by calling some 
member of the body thereto, and enforce order in accordance with 
Mell's Parliamentary Practice. 

The ^lerk shall record the proceedings, conduct the correspond- 
ence, and publish and distribute the Minutes. 

The Treasurer shall receive all funds contributed by the churches 
or individuals to the objects of the Association, receipting the con- 
tributors for the same ; and forward all contributions to their proper 
destination, and make a full report of all receipts and disbursements 
to the Association at its annual session,and on retiring from his office 
turn over to his successor all moneys, papers and books belonging 
thereto. 

There shali be appointed by the Association at each session a 
Board of Missions and Sunday Schools, consisting of one member 
from each church belonging to the Association and other brethren 
living in Rutherford ton or its immediate vicinity, five of whom shall 
constitute a quorum, which during the intervals between the meet- 
ings of the Associations, shall have charge of the various interests 
and objects fostered by the Association, and shall encourage the 
churches to give liberally thereto; and shall make a full report of its 
work, including such suggestions relative thereto as it may think ad- 
visable to the Association at its annual sessions. 

The President, or in case of his death or disqualification, any 
three members of the Board may call a meeting thereof. 

This sonstitution may be changed or amended at any annual ses- 
sion by two-thirds of the representatives voting in the affirmative. 

ASSOCIATION COVENANT. 



Article 1. We believe in one only and true God, and that there 
are three Persons in the Godhead — the Father, the Son and Holy 
Ghost and these are one in substance, and equal in power and giory. 

Art. 2. We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testa- 
ments are the Word of God, and the only rule of faith and practice. 

Art. 3, We believe in the doctrine of original sin. 

Art. 4. We believe in man's impotency to recover himself from 
the fallen state he is in, by his own free will and ability. 

Art 5. We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of God 
only through the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ. 

Art. 6. We believe the saints shall preserve in grace, and that 
they never shall finally fall away. 

Art. 7. We believe that Baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordi- 
nances instituted by Christ, and that true believers are the only 
proper subjects thereof. 



22 Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 

Art. 8. We believe that immersion is the only Scriptural mode 
of baptism. 

Art. 9. We believe that no person has a right to administer the 
ordinances but such as are regularly called and qualified thereto. 

Art. 10. We believe in the resurrection of the dead, and a gen- 
eral judgment; that the punishment of the wicked shall be everlast- 
ing, and the joys of the righteous eternal. 

Art. 11. We, the members of the Green River Baptist Associa- 
tion, agreeing to the above Articles of Faith, do, for and in behalf 
of the churches which we represent, covenant and agrees, and give 
ourselves up to each other in church and Christian fellowship, in or- 
der to keep up the unity of the spirit in the bonds of peace, and to 
assist each other in all matters of distress, and to pray for each oth- 
er's prosperity. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS. 



1 . Fix time of meeting and adjournment. 

2. Call for messengers present without letters from their 
churches, 

3. Call for applications for membership in this Body. 

4. Appoint committees on Preaching and Finance. 

5. Recognize, in their official capacity, any present who may 
represent general denominational interests, 

6. Call for correspondents, renewing the call at the opening of 
each mornig session. 

7. Appoint committees on State of Religion, State, Home and- 
Foreign Missions, Sabbath Schools. Temperance, Education, Orphan- 
age. Deceased Ministers. Aged Ministers, Nominations, State and 
Southern Conventions, Place and Introductory Sermon of next Ses- 
sion, Periodicals, etc., urging reports as soon as possible. 

8. Miscellaneous business. 

9. Ordered: That this Association, at this session, (1894), ap- 
point a suitable man as Historian, whose business it shall be to collect 
such facts as he may be able to do, in reference to our church and 
associational history, and report the same annually, until the 
same shall have been completed. 

10. Give an opportunity to present the claims of Foreign, Home 
and State Missions and Orphanage, with any other general interest 
supported by this body. 

11. Fix time and place of next meeting, and appoint the Intro- 
ductory preacher and alternate, also minister to preach the mission- 
ary sermon. 

12. Arrange general (or union) meetings. 

13. Appoint correspondents to other Bodies. 

14. Call for reports of committees. 

15. Elect delegates to State and Southern Baptist Conventions. 

16. Elect Executive Board, provided for in Constitution. 

17. Arrange for printing,distributing Minutes and paying Clerk. 

18. Adjourn, 



Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 23 

HISTOKY OF BILL'S CEEEK BAPTIST CHURCH. 

1785 TO 1898. 



BY ELDER W. H. LOGAN. 

The original sketch of this church published in the Minutes of 
this Association at its session in 1846, is as follows: 

BILL'S CREEK, 

The best evidence that can now be obtained shows that Bill's 
Creek church was constituted AD. 1785. For two years next follow- 
ing its organization it was ministerially supplied by Elder W. Haynes, 
and from that period to A. D, 1827, its pastoral functions were dis- 
charged (time of each unknown) by Elders J. Shelton, J. Dawlton, H. 
Posey, D. Doyle, P. Morgan and J. Blackwell. Elder A. Webb, 
assisted by Elder J. Blackwell, succeeded and continued his labors 
in the capacity of pastor until A. D. 1833. He was then followed by 
Elder H. Pattersou, who held that office up to A. D. 1844, when, after 
a year of destitution, Elder J. M. Webb, assisted by Eider B. Bruce, 
succeeded, and still continues to exercise the pastoral office of the 
church. In 1833 Elder S. G. Bruce, then composing one of its mem- 
bers, was in due form ordained to the ministerial office, from which 
time he became a successful assistant to the Presiding Elder, and in 
that capacity continued to labor up to the time of his death. During 
the period of its long history this church experienced many seasons 
of divine grace by which it obtained increase and joy in the Holy 
Ghost, especially under the ministrations of Elders H. Posey, A. Webb 
S. G. Bruce, J. M. Webb and B. Bruce, has it been thus peculiarly 
blessed. Its present total is 91, 

The foregoing gives many facts not now found among the ar- 
chieves of the church, many of its early records having been lost — 
the earliest now in our possession dating back to the year 1827. In 
this first record, now in our possession, we find a reference on page 
67 to Book 6, which proves conclusively that at least six of our books 
of records have been lost, and it is probable that the number exceeds 
this. 

The oldest marked stone in the cemetery dates back to 1793, but 
the church was, doubtless, organized some years before this grave 
and its inscription was made. This seems to corroborate the state- 
ment already given that the church was organized about the year 
1785. 

The first charge for a breach of discipline now obtainable was 
made in May, 1827, against a brother by the name of Jimboy; but the 
nature of the offense is not given, nor the decision of the church in 
reference to the offense, whatever that may have been with which he 
was charged . The record also fails to state whether the said Jimboy 
was an Apostle, but after a careful investigation of the New Testa- 
ment, and a failure to find his name, I am inclined to the opinion that 
he was not. 

The next charge was that against Amos Green, instituted by him- 
self for drinking too much. He was acquitted. This "shows 
that he was an honest brother. No name is signed to these entries 
to show who was clerks. 

In September, 1827, a Constitution was read and adopted but not 
recorded. Articles of Faith were recorded in 1830, beginning: 

"We. the Bill's Creek Baptist Church of Christ, believing in the 
Trinity, Salvation by Grace, Predestination. Election, Calling, and 
final perseverance of the Saints; Baptism by Emersion, Eternal 
Judgment, the everlasting punishment of the wicked, the resurrec- 
tion of the dead, etc., etc. 

Morgan Revis was the first to sign his name as clerk in 1839. The 
record next shows that B. Ledbetter' was clerk, but omits the name 



2Jf Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 

of the pastor. Elder H. "W. Patterson was chosen pastor in 1844, the 
name of Elder B. Bruce appearing as assistant pastor at the same 
time. The name of Elder T. B. Justice is given in 1842, but not as 
pastor. Elders Wade Hill and A. Pannell are next mentioned, the 
former in 1843 and the latter in 1844. In 1845 Elder H. Patterson 
resigned, and in September of that year, Elder J. M. Webb was 
chosen. Elder H. M. Sloop makes his appearance in 1846. Eider B. 
Bruce is mentiond January 27, 1846. He was, doubtless, the pastor 
of the church for some time, but just how long cannot now be ascer- 
tained. I remember the ministrations of Elders B. Bruce, T. B. Jus- 
tice and James Blythe. Under these the church was wonderfully re- 
vived, and the "Lord added daily to the church such as should be 
saved." The church was then in a flourishing condition, growing 
like the "cedars in Lebanon," and so continued for a time. Later 
troubles came, and the church began to wane, but she again took 
courage, and hoisted her banner to the breeze under the minstrations 
of Elder A. Pannell in 1844. Elders J. Wilkie and J. H. Yarboro were 
in attendance occasionally. Elder B. E. Rollins was with us in 1856, 
and Elder A, J. Cunsler in 1857; but the latter not as pastor. 

A presbytery consisting of Elders A.J. Cansler, Wrn. Harrill and A. 
Padgett, met October 30, 1858, and after examination, ordained Elder W. 
H. Logan to the full work of the Gospel ministry, who was immediately 
chosen as assistant pastor to Elder Wm. Harrill, wbom he succeeded as pastor 
in the latter part of this, or early in the next year. Elder W. H. Logan was 
continued as pastor from this time until 1891, about one-third of a century, 
when he resigned on account of failing health. During this long pastorate he 
baptized into the fellowship of this church more than five hundred members, 
having baptized more than a thousand others in other churches of which- he 
was pastor during the same period. 

Elder Elbert Jackson was pastor in 1892-3. His labors were signally 
blessed. Elder J. C. Sorrels, his successor in 1894, resigned the following 
year. Elder H. D. Harrill was pastor in 1897, and is still our pastor in 1898. 
when our record closes. The church has been greatly revived during his 
ministrations. 

Now, dear brethren, in conclusion, 1 am in my 73d year, and, under the 
afflicting hand of the Lord, am no longer able to do further active work in 
the ministry; but feel grateful to Almighty God for His mercy and goodnesa 
to me, grateful for the power of the Holy Spirit in attending upon and bless- 
ing my weak efforts as His servant, if indeed I am worthy to be called his 
servant. "By the grace of God I am what I am." 

The church has had her ups and downs, her sorrows and her afflctions, 
but the Lord has delivered her out of them all. Surely Bill's Creek church 
was founded upon the eternal Rock, the Lord Jesus Christ. The lines have 
indeed fallen out to her in pleasant places, and she has a goodly heritage. She 
might exclaim in the language of the Psalmist David, "Bless the Lord, O my 
soul, and all that is within me; bless His holy name." Let us take fresh 
courage and go forward. 

I know, or have known, personally every pastor the church has ever had 
except four, and these I have known from character. These four were the 
pioneers of Baptist principles in this mountain country. They were sound in 
the doctrines of the Bible, and held up the cross to a wicked and gainsaying 
world, and were themselves full of "old time religion." Oh, for more of 
this pure religion. Elders Jackson, Sorrels, ^"(since deceased) Harrill and 
myself, are the only surviving pastors of this church. The others ha/e cross- 
ed over and have entered their rest. 

The church has given to the denomination and the world four ministers 
— S. J. Bruce. W. H. Logan, J. H. Taylor and B. B. Harris. She has al- 
ways maintained a sound deaconship. Of the ministers whose names have 
been preserved, not one has been accounted a failure. They have alike held 
up the hahds of our pastors and aided them in their work. This is one espe- 
cial reason why the church has so successfully withstood all her trials and 
still survives. May the good Lord continue to preserve her until time shall 



Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 25 

be no more. Ma}' He keep her "as a citv set upon a hill which cannot be 
hid." 

"Walk about Zion, and go round about her, tell the towers thereof. Mark 
ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces, that ye may tell it to the genera- 
tions following." 

"Grace be with you all." 

"Finally, brethren, farewell." 
Oct. 1898. ELDER W. H. LOGAN, 

ADENDA. 

Elder B.M. Hamrick succeeded Elder H D. Harrill to the pastorate and 
is still preaching monthly to the church. 

The venerable Eider W. H. Logan, the arthur of the foregoing sketch, 
is still living. Though he does-not visit other churches often, he is yet a tower 
of strength at home. He scarcely ever misses an appointment, and preaches 
occasionally to his people with great power. His health is better than when 
he wrote the foregoing five years ago. 

Mav his life be sacred in the sight of the Lord whose servant he truly is. 
Oct. 1903. A. L. RUCKER, Historian/ 



HISTORY OF BIG LEVEL BAPTIST CHURCH, 

1881 to 1895. 



BY E. L, D. GILBERT. 

To the Green River Association, 

Dear Brethren: 

Complying with a recommendation of your body at its session at 
Round Hiil in 1895, the church at Big Level, Polk county, N. C, on the 
26th day of October, of that year, appoihtedR. L. D. Gilbert to write a brief 
history of the life and workings of this church, 

The same having been accomplished and approved by the church in con- 
ference, November, 21, 1895, is submitted as follows: 

In the year 1875 many of the brethren in this neighborhood realizing the 
great need of religious training for themselves and their children, organized a 
Sunday School at Big Level school house with R. L. D Gilbert, superin- 
tendent, and B. T. Wilson and L. D. Gilbert, assistants. The distance to our 
church at Cooper's Gap made it impracticable for our people generally to at- 
tend the Sunday School at that place. 

The success of our Sunday School was assured from the start. Through 
the efforts of the superintendent and others, Elder J. H. Taylor was induced 
to give us an appointment to preach to us once a month. Large congrega- 
tions attended these services and much interest was manifested generally by 
the entire neighborhood. The school and the preaching thus continued until 
1881, when the interests culminated in the establishment of Big Level Bap- 
tist church. On the 14th of May of that year twenty-two members were dis- 
missed from Cooper's Gap, and about the same time two others from White 
Oak — now Mills Springs — were dismissed by letter to organize a church at 
this place. Of these twenty-four members originally constituting Big Level 
church, six have fallen asleep. 

On July 9th, 1881, a presbytery met at Big Level, composed of the fol- 
lowing biethren: 

Elder J. IT. Tavlor and Jacob Ruppe, of Cooper's Gap; Elder W. H. 
Logan, I, M. Frady and Wm. Flinn, of Bill's Creek; Elders T. B. Justice, A. 

spring: O. I. Nelson, of White Oak, 



26 Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 

and G. B. Arledge, of Silver Creek. To these Lewis Cowart, one of the mem- 
bers dismissed from Cooper's Gap, was added. 

The Presbytery was organized by the election of Elder T. B. Justice, 
chairman, and of O. I* Nelson, secretary. A constitution was ado; ted and 
the church regularly organized under the name of Big Level Baptist Church. 

B. T. Wilson and L. P. Gilbert were ordained deacons, Elder A. O. 
Lynch leading in the ordination prayer. To these Lewis Cowart was added, 
being admitted in his official capacity from Cooper's Gap. 

It was at first thought that the church when constituted would be called 
New Bethel, but in deference to the wishes of Thomas Egeston, Esq., who 
donated the lands for both church and cemetery the name Big Level was 
adopted. 

Elder J. H. Taylor was elected first pastor, August 13, 1881, and held 
this position continuously until Marce 18, 1893, when he resigned in favor 
of Elder J. C. Sorrels, who succeeded him at that time. After serving the 
church until July, 1894, he was in turn succeeded by Elder J.H.Tavlor on the 
28th of that month This last pastorate of Elder Taylor continued until his 
death, Jan. 3d, 1895- He preached his last sermon Dec. 30th, four days be- 
fore his death, from Proverbs 31:29. "Many daughters have done virtuously, 
but thou excellest them al!." From this last supreme effort he went imme- 
diately home, took his bed, and breathed his last Jan. 3. 1896. The immedi- 
ate cause of his death was an accute attack of pneumonia- He was buried in 
the cemetery of the church of which he was the principal promoter, and of 
which he remained pastor, with the exception of a little over a year, from its 
organization, until he was called up higher. The funeral services were con- 
ducted by Elder J. C Sorrels from Job (9:25, 26. 

Elder B. B. Harris was elected pastor Jan. 26, 1895, but could not accept 
the charge on account of declining health. On April 28, 1895, the church 
called Elder A. T- Jones to the pastorate. He is still with us Dec. 1895. We 
regard him as a pure and consecrated Christian, and like him too well to 
think of any change so long as our relations continue as pleasant as they now 
are' 

We have abundant reason for being grateful to all our pastors, both the 
living and the dead, for their unselfish devotions in the cause of our spiritual 
enlightment and our advancement in Christian life. 

In matters of discipline the policy of this church has been lenient but 
firm. We have tried to reclaim offenders, but we have never lowered the 
dignity ot the church in doing so. 

BENEFICIENCE. 

The pastor's salary for the years named is as follows: 

1881 $18, 1883 $15, 1886, $40, 1889 $25.70, 1891 $40, 18ff2 $29.05, 1894 
$40. 

We try to contribute something every year to the different object fostered 
by our Baptist State Convention. 

DEACONS. 

B. T. Wilson and L. P. Gilbert, ordained July 6, 1881. 

Lewis Cowart, received as a deacon July 19, 1881, died April 16, 1888, 
his remains being buried here. 

Jacob Ruppe, received as a deacon from Cooper's Gap Aug. 12, 1882, 
died May 26, 1884; buried here. 

T. M. Ruppe, received by letter as deacon July 22, 1893. 

N. T. Mills, ordained Jan. 18, 1893. 

CLERKS. 

R. L. D. Gilbert, July 9, 1881, to August 8, 1885, and again March 18, 
1893, to August 26, 1893. 

T, J. Cowart. August 8, 1885 to August 21, 1886. 

N. T. Mills, August 21, 1886, to March 24, 1888. 

O, L. Wilson, March 24, 1888, to March 18, 1893. 

T. W, Cowart, August 26, 1893, to July 28, 1894. 

T. W. Cowart, August 26, 1893, to July 28, 1894. 



Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 27 

T. M. Ruppe, July 28, 1894, to present time, October 1, 1896. 
N. T. Mills is our present and only Treasurer, so far as our records 
show, 

SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

The church has always fostered this branch of Christian work. We now 
have an ever-green Sunday School under the leadership of Superintendent 
Jerry Jackson. The church entertained the Green River Association at its 
session in 1894. 

LOCATION. 

The church is located on a high level ridge between Broad River on the 
north and and east, and Green River on the south, with Bullen's Creek on 
the west; distant south by west from Rutherfordton, 17 miles; and northeast 
of Columbus 8 miles. 

Adddress, Poplar Grove, or Turner's, N. C. 
ADENDA. 

Elder J. C. Sorrels, at one time pastor of this church, died since fore- 
going was written. Elder A. T. Jones has been succeeded in the pastorate by 
Elder J. M. Walker. 
Oct. 1903. A. L. RUCKER, Historian. 



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SUNDAY SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



CHURCHES. 



Bethlehem,. 

Beulah 

Big Level 

Cane Creek 

Clear Creek 

Cherry Springs - 

Chapel Hill 

Columbus 

Cooper's Gap 

Dysartsville 

Marion. 

Mt. Pleasant 

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Mt. Creek 

Mt. Vernon 

Mt. View 

Old Fort 

Piney Knob 

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STATISTICAL TABLE 



CHURCHES. 



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Bridgewater 

Bethlehem 

Beulah 

Big Level 

Bill's Creek 

Cane Creek 

Camp Creek 

Clear Creek 

Cherry Springs . 

Chapel Hill 

Columbus 

Cooper's Gap 

1 >ysartsville 

Eureka .. 
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Macedonia 

Marion 

Mt Pleasant 

Mills Springs 

Montford's Cove 

Mt. Creek 

Mt. View 

Mt. Vernon 

Old Fort : 

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Pleasant Grove.... 

Pleasant Hill 

Rock Springs 

Round Hill 

Round Knob 
Rutherfordton ...:. 
Silver Creek .'. !... 
Stone Mountain. .. 

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PLEDGES. 



CHURCHES. 



Bethel 

Bethlehem.. 

Beulah 

Big Level 

Bill's Creek 

Bridgewater 

Camp Creek 

Chapel Hill 

Cherry Springs ... 

Clear Creek 

Columbus 

Cooper's Gap 

Dysartsville 

Eureka. 

Hall Town 

Harmony Grove. 

Macedonia 

Marion ... 

Mills Springs 

Montford's Cove - 

Mt. Creek 

Mt. Vernon 

Mt. View 

Mt. Pleasant 

Pleasant Hill 

Pleasant Grove ... 

Rock Springs 

Round HiJl 

Round Knob.. - 

Rutherford ton 

Silver Creek 

Sunny Vale 

Turkey Cove 

Walnut Grove 

Whitesides Valley - 
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OF THE 

SIXTY-FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THE 

GREEN RIVER 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



HELD WITH THE 



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:an creek church 

GARDEN CITY, N. C. 

September 28, 29, 30, and October 1 

1904 



Moderator, Rev. D. J. HUNT 
Clerk, A. L. RUCKER 
Treasurer, A. L. GRAYSON 

Next session will be held with Bethel Church, eight miles 

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MINUTES 



OF THE 



Sixty-Fourth Annual Session 



OF THE 



GftEEN River Baptist Association 



HELD WITH THE 



Church at Clear Oreek, McDowell Comity, N. C. 
Sept 28th, 29th, 30th, and Oct 1st, 1904, 



NEXT SESSION 

At Bethel McDowell County, Eight Miles South-of Marion 



SHELBY, N. C: 

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1904. 



OFFICERS. 

D. J. HUNT, Moderator Union Mills, N. 

A. L. RUCKER, Clerk Rutherfordton, " 

ALBERT L. GRAYSON. Treasurer Rutherfordton, " 

ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

Elder Cash well, S. C Marion, McDowell County, N. C. 

Elder Denton, J. R. Dysartsville, McDowell County, " 

Elder Elliott, M. 0. Rocky Pass, McDowell County, " 

Elder Haney, J. F- Old Fort, McDowell County, " 

Elder Harris, B. B Dysartsville, McDowell County, " 

Elder Harvy, M. A Old Fort, McDowel County, " 

Elder Hunt, D. J. Union Mills, Tutherford County, " 

Elder Jackson, Elbert Turner, Polk County, " 

Elder Justice, C. B Rutherfordton Rutherford County, " 

Elder Justice, T. B Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, " 

Elder Landrum, M. M Forest City, Rutherford County, " 

Elder Logan, W. H Ayr, Rutherford County, " 

Elder Mashburn, A. B Nealsville, Rutherford County, " 

Elder Moffit, J. I Stone Mountain, McCowell County, " 

Elder Sorrells, A. P Garden City, McDowell County. •' 

Elder Taylor, E. L Mack, Rutherford County, " 

Elder Walker, J. M Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, " 

Elder Whiteside, W. M Wake Forest, Wake County, " 

Elder Whiteside, Z. T Eree, Rutherford County, " 

Elder Buchanan, E Ector, McDow T ell County, " 

Elder Jackson, B. P. Myra, Polk County, " 

LICENTIATES. 

J. M. Taylor, Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, N. C. 

M. F. Pyatt, Bridgewater, Rutherford County, '• 

George Gibson, Nebo, McDowell County, " 

A. H. Nanny, Cuba, " 

J. H. Nanny, Union Mills, " 



PROCEEDINGS. 

Clear Creek Baptist Church, 

McDowell County, N. C, Sept. 28, 1904. 
The sixty fourth annual session of the Green River 
Baptist Association convened with this church at 11 a. 
m. today. The introductory sermon was preached by 
Rev. D. J. Hunt from 1st John 4 :8 ; God is love. 
A recess of an hour was taken. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Association met pursuant to adjournment at 1:30. 

Hymn "Jesus lover of my soul." Rev. C. B. Jus- 
tice said, "The former moderator, M. M. .Landrum would 
be unable to be present, on account of declining health, 
and that the former clerk, A. H. Nanney was absent at 
Wake Forest College. 

Upon request Rev. Flight C. Moore, correspond- 
ing secretary Sunday School Board of the Baptist State 
Convention, conducted the devotional exercises, using 
the first Psalm. 

A temporary organization was effected by calling 
W. M. Blanton to the chair and requesting A. 
L. Rucker to act as secretary. Revs. D. J. Hunt and 
A. P. Sorrels were appointed by the moderator to acts 
as reading clerks. 

A Finance Committee consisting of B. B. Price, A. 
L. Grayson and M. H. Jones were appointed by 
the moderator, protem. To this committee was referred 
the financial statements contained in the letters sent up 
by the churches. 

The churches composing the body were then called, 
letters read, and delegates enrolled as follows: 

Bethel— W. O Morris, J. F. Morgan, L. A. Ryburn. M. C. Mor- 
gan. 

Bethlehem— N. C. Jones, Z. S. Hawkins, Jas. Sanders. 

Beulah — Represented by letter. 

Big Level — Represented by letter. 

Bill's Creek— W. R. Taylor. 

Bridge water— P. P. Price, W. P. Hemphill. 

Camp Creek — Represented by letter. 

Cane Creek— J. A. McGuinn, N. L. Jackson. 



4 Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 



Chapel Hill— B. F. Corpening, J. M. Grayson, 

Cherry Springe — Rev. H. M. Croom, Wheeler Davis, D. L. 
Roberson. 

Columbus— Not represented. 

Clear Creek— A Davis, N. Thomas, N. Buchanan. 

Cooper's Gap— H. K Corn, 

Dysartsville— J. L. Laughridge. 

Eureka-G. W. Whiteside. 

Hall Town— J. M. Hall, E. Y. Hall. 

Harmony Grove— D. C. Brown, G. M. Walton. 

Jesse's Grove — John Suttle. 

Macedonia — Represented by letter. 

Marion— Rev. W. B. Morton, W. M. Blanton, B. B, Price. 

Moutford's Cave— A. F. Morgan, E. Parker, S. R. Hall. 

Mill's Spring— W. D. Williams, B. G. Jackson- 
Mount Pleasant— Represented by letter, 

Mountain Creek— H. E. Flack, J. H. Flack, A. L. Rucker. 

Mountain View — N. C. Burgess, W r . D. Halford. 

Mount Vernon — Zeb Freeman, E. H, Logan, G. E. Morgan, 
Mack Lewis. 

Old Fort— W. F. Owens. 

Piney Knob— Not represented. 

Pleasant Grove— Rev. W r . L. Haynes, W r , H. McEntire, W. L. 
Bland. 

Pleasant Hill— Represented by letter, 

Rock Spring — Represented by letter. 

Round Hill— C. G. Hill, C D. Freeman, A. P. Nanny, J. D, Mor- 
ris. Willie Hill. 

Round Knob— W. S. Queen, W. J. Glendown. 

Rutherford ton— Rev. C. B. Justice. A, L. Grayson, M. H. Jones, 
J. L". Taylor. 

Sandy Plains— W. M. Chitwood, J. W. Barnett 

Silver Creek — Not represented. 

Stone Mountain— M. Hall. 

Sunny Vale— W. T. McMahan. 

Turkey Cove— A H. Lowry, Winfield Buchanan. 

Walnut Grove — Not represented. 

Whiteside Valley— Jas. R. Whiteside, Jno. C. McDaniel. 

Zion Hill— Rev. E. Buchanan, M. G. Pendergrass, W. A. Buch 
anan, L. O, Wall. 

The election of a permanent moderator being in or- 
der W. M Blanton, Rev. D.J. Hunt, B B. Price, Rev, 
C. B. Justice and Rev. E. Buchanan were all put in 
nomination. At Bro. Blanton's request his name was 
withdrawn. 

A ballot was ordered with Revs. A, P. Sorrels and 
W. B. Morton, tellers. Rev, D. J. Hunt having re- 
ceived the majority of all the votes cast was declared 
elected moderator. 

On assuming the chair Rev. Hunt thanked the bre- 
thren for their confidence, and faceciously remarked that 
he had often wondered how he could make himself more 



Minutes of the Green Elver Baptist Association. 



useful, and that the brethren had no doubt wisely con- 
cluded that this can be best accomplished by his keeping 
his seat. 

A. L, Rucker being the only person named for 
Clerk a motion instructing A. L. Grayson to cast the 
ballot of the Association for him was carried unanimously. 

In like manner Rev\ A. P. Sorrells was instructed 
to cast the ballot of the Association for A. L. Grayson 
for Treasurer. 

A. L. Grayson, Treasurer, read the condensed re- 
port as follows, which was adopted : 

TREASURER'S CONDENSED REPORT. 

Since the close of last report up to the opening of this session' 
Sept. 28th, I have received for 

State Missions, - $107. i 6 

Foreign " r 124.57 

Home " - - - - 113.56 

Baptist Orphanage, - - - 65.41 

Baptist Uni\ T ersity, - • - 47.92 

Sunday School Missions, - 4.76 



$463.38 
With request for usual auditing for complete report, this report 
is Respectfully submitted, 

A, L. GRAYSON, Treasurer. 

T. C. Smith and W. A. Harrill were upon request 
appointed to audit Treasurer Grayson's report to be fur- 
nished for publication in the Minutes. 

The regular order was then taken up an^ the follow- 
ing business transacted: 

Business hours — meet at 9 a. m., spending 30 minu- 
tes in devotional exercises ; adjourn at 12 ; meet at one 
p. m.; adjourn at pleasure. 

Messengers without letters were enrolled as follows: 
D. C. Brown, of Harmony Grove, P. P. Price, of 
Bridgewater and Revs. H. M. Croom, of Cherry Springs 
and W. L. Haynes, of Pleasant Grove. No application 
was made by any church for admission into the Associa- 
tion. 

The pastors and deacons of Clear Creek church' 
were appointed a committee on religious exercises dur- 
ing this session of the Association. 

Under call for visiting brethren. Rev. Hight C. 
Moore, corresponding secretary, State Sunday School 



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Board, J. S. Farmer, traveling representative, Biblical Re- 
corder and Rev. S. F. Conrad, representing the N. C. 
Baptist responded. Rev. C. B. Justice read a card from 
Brother Archibald Johnson in which he stated that a 
fearful epidemic of typhoid fever was raging among the 
orphans at Thomasville — fifteen being confined, and two 
of the inmates hopelessly ill; and requesting brother 
Justice to represent that institution in the event he could 
not be present. 

Revs. J. C. Blalock add J. W. Duncan were enroll- 
ed as corresponding messengers of the Mitchell County 
Association. 

In advance of any report the subject of Periodicals 
was discussed by J. S. Farmer and Revs. S. F. Conrad 
and A. P. Sorrels. 

Heads of Committees were announced by the mod- 
erator as follows : 

State of Religion, Rev. E. Buchanan; State Missions, Rev. A. P. 
Sorrels; Home Mission, Rev. W. B. Morton; Foreign Missions, Rev. 
C. B. Justice; Sunday Schools, Rev. Hight C. Moore; Temperance, 
Rev. H M. Groom; Education. Rev. C. B. Justice; Orphanage. Bro 
B. B. Price; Deceased Ministers, Rev. A. S. Bridges; Aged Ministers, 
Brother J. M. Grayson; Nominations, Bro. J. D. Morris. 

A motion to adjourn was carried. 

Hymn — "Blest be the tie that binds." 

Benediction by S. A. Bridges. 

THURSDAY— Morning Session. 

The Association reconvened at 9:30 this morning. 

"Amazing grace" and ''Nearer my God to thee 1 ' 
were sung. 

Rev. J. C. Blalock conducted the devotional exer- 
cises, using the 34th Psalm. Prayer was offered by Rev. 
J. C. Blalock and Rev. H. C. Moore. 

The minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 

Letters were read from the churches at Cherry 
Springs and Harmony Grove and delegates enrolled. 

Rev. J. S. Gwaltney, of the Catawba Association 
was recognized and welcomed. 

J. S. Farmer and Rev. S. F. Conrad we're named 
as the committee on Periodicals. , ; 

Rev. C. B. Justice submitted the following as the 
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10— Sunday Schools. 

10:30 — Periodicals and miscellaneous business. 

12 — Adjourn. 

2 130 — State of Religion. 

3 :I5 — Temperance. 

During; the forenoon the following committee were 
announced : 

Sunday Schools— Rev. Hight C. Moore, P, P. 
Price, A. E. Flack, Z. S. Hawkins, N. Thomas. 

Temperance — Rev. H. M. Groom, A. Davis, H. K. 
Corn, A. J. Davis, A. F. Morgan. 

Nominations — J. D. Morris, A. F. Morgan, C. G. 
Hill, Zeb Freeman, H. K. Corn 

State of Religion — Rev E. Buchanan, J. F. Morgan, 
Mack Lewis, W. M. Chitwodd, W. T. McMahan. 

State Missions — Rev. A. P. Sorrels, N. C. Jones. 
W. M. Blanton,'A. Hall, A. H. L.owry. 

Home Missions — Rev. W. B. Morton, N. L. Jack- 
son, S. R. Halljas. R. Whiteside, M. P. Pepdergrass. 

Foreign Missions — Rev. C. BJustice, W. R. Taylor, 
A. P. Nanney, W. C. Morris, J. A. McGuinn. 

Education — Rev. C. B. Justice, J. D. Morris, Zeb 
Freeman, W. F. Owen, A. F. Sams. 

Orphanage — B. B. Price, N. Buchanan, N. C. Bur- 
gess, E. Parker, J. H. Flack. 

Deceased Ministers — Rev. S. A. Bridges, M- B. 
Koone, W. L. Bland, E. H. Logan, Rev. W. L. Haynes. 

Aged Ministers — J. L. Taylor, J. L. Loughridge, M. 
C. Morgan, C. G. Hill, \V\ J. Glendown. 

Woman's Work — Rev. S. F. Conrad, Rev. Hight C. 
Moore, A. L. Silver, Robert Garvin, W. H. McEntire. 

Rev. Hight C. Moore read the following report on 
Sunday Schools. 

The Sunday school is the church engaged in the study and 
teaching of the Scriptures. It is a popular and powerful agency for 
the dissemination of truth, the winning of the unsaved, and the 
training of converts in the field of Christian service. In it the Bible 
is not only the text-book but for it is also the authority and no 
church can wilfully disregard the public teaching of the Scriptures 
without being disobedient to the word of God. The Sunday school 
is entitled to our presence, our influence and our prayers. 

In North Carolina we Baptists have set our heads afresh to this 
great Sunday school work. Our aim is to have more Sunday schools, 
larger Sunday schools and better Sunday schools. We have now in 
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9600 scholars; but we have 1792 churches with an enrollment of more 
than 182000. So there are 500 or more of our churches not reporting 
any teaching work whatever and at the best figure more than 125, 
000 of our members are neglecting this work. Great as our Sunday 
school has been and is, there is a greater work to do — greater in en- 
listment, enlightment. and edification, of the immense unused forces 
of the denomination. 

We recommend most warmly the plan adopted at our last ses- 
sion for stimulating the Sunday schools in our associations and we 
urge every church in each district to co-opeiate earnestly in bringing 
it to the largest possible success- 

We also endorse the Sunday school work as outlined and carried 
on by our Baptist fetate Convention and for its support we recom- 
mend that each of our Sunday schools make at least one offering 
during the coming year. 

HIGHT C MOORE, 
P. P. PRICE. 
A. E. FLACK, 
Z. S. HAWKINS, 
Committee. 

On motion to adopt the report was spoken to ably by 
Rev. H. C. Moore. He was followed- by Rev. C. B. 
Justice who explained the organizations of ''The Sunday 
School Society of the Green River Association," deliver- 
ing or sending copies of the Constitution and blanks to 
the representatives of each church and Sunday school 
within the bounds of the Association ; after which the re- 
port was adopted. 

Hymn : "I want to be a worker." 

J. S. Farmer read the following report on Periodi- 
cals. 

RFPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Baptists have ever believed in the training of the mind as well as 
the heart. Our fathers saw the need of a well informed people and 
more than seventy years ago founded the Biblical Recorder. It has 
served the Baptists'of North Carolina, as the organ of the denomina- 
tion, through all of these years. It is now better able to serve than at 
any time in the past. No Baptist in North Carolina can be well 

informed without reading the Recorder. It gives our denomination- 
al work as no other paper can do. We urge the pastors and those 
interested in Baptist affairs in North Carolina, and the Green River 
Association to see to if that every Baptist family has the Recorder. 
We should have it in twenty-five thousand families. 

Charity and Children, the organ of our Baptist Orphanage, 
should be in every home. We owe it to ourselves to keep in heart 
to heart touch with our Orphanage work, and we cannot do it with- 
out Charity and Children. It is the best dollar paper in North Caro- 
lina, or the world so far as we know. 

The Foreign Mission Journal of Richmond, Va,, is the organ of 
our Foreign Mission work, and we could not put 35 cents in a bet- 
ter place. It comes in clubs of ten to each address for twenty-five 
cents each. 



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The Home Field of Atlanta, Ga.. is the organ of our Home. 
Board a:id should be read, by all of us. It is only 10 cents a year and 
comes every month. jilt 

The Literature of our Sunday School Board, Nashville, Tenn. , is "■' 
worthy of entire patronage. 

The North Carolina Baptist is an independent and asks patron- 
age at Baptist hands. < . 

S. F. Conrad, 
J. S. Farmer, 
Committee. 

S. F. Conrad moved to amend that part of the re- 
port referring to the N. C. Baptist so as to commend it 
as a good and worthy paper, and to recommend that our 
church members patronize it for the work it has done. 

This amendment having been accepted the report as 
amended was discussed by Rev. S. F .Conrad* J. S. Far- 
mer, Z. S. Hawkins, Revs. C. B. Justice and Hight C, 
Moore, and adopted. 

Jesse's Grove Baptist church presented a letter of 
dismission from the Mitchell County Association and was 
upon her request admitted into the Green River Associa- 
tion, and her only delegate, John Suttle, welcomed and 
enrolled. 

After announcements the Association adjourned in- 
formally one hour for dinner. 

By arrangement of the committee on Religious ex- 
ercises, Rev. J. S. Gwaltney, of the Catawba Association, 
preached at n o'clock in Clear Creek Academy from 
Romans i : 16. 

Evening Session. 

The Association reassembled at I. p. m. and was 
called to order by. the moderator. 

'It was announced that the meeting of the Woman's 
Missionary society would take place immediately in the 
Academy. 

After singing, ''How firm a foundation,' V and "The 
great Physician," Rev. C. B. Justice. Chairman Board 
of Missions and Sunday schools, read the following re- 
port : 

REPORT OF THE BO^RD OF MISSIONS AND SUNDAY SCHOOLS 

With gratitude to Almighty God, who giveth liberally of His 
bounties to all of his creatures, for his wonderful goodness and 
mercy to Us during the past year; remembering' that every good and 
perfect gift comes from Him, and earnest prayer that His richest 



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blessing may rest on the body during its present session; that the 
Hoi j Spirit may guide in all our deliberations, that wisely and i a 
faith ''Great things may be attempted for God and great things ex- 
pected of Him," we submit this our annual report for the year end 
ing September 28, 1904. 

MISSIONARIES APPOINTED. 

Co-operating with the State Mission Board. Rev, A. P. Sorrels 
was appointed to give one fourth of his time to the mission work in 
McDowell county, at a salary of $50.00 in addition to what might be 
paid him on the field. 

He reports having as missionary preached 55 sermons; baptized 
on the field ; organized Sunday Schools one. 

Rev. E. Buchanan was appointed for all of his time, at a salary of 
$125. He reports five stations supplied ; sermons preached 111; con- 
verts baptized 9 ; Sunday Schools organized in his field, ; and $21 
received on the field. 

The salary of W. B. Morton, pastor at Marion, for all his time 
was supplemented to the amount of $250. This was thought by 
your Board and by the State Board, to be necessary because of the 
rapid growth of Marion occasioned by the establishing of a number 
of manufacturing plants ; and the consequent increace of population; 
making it necessary for the church to have a pastor for all of his 
time. 

Bro. Morton entered on his work the 8th of January and reports 

having preached sermons, held prayer meetings ; baptized 10; 

received by letter 15 ; restored 1; total membership 93. He also re- 
ports as collected for S. M. $38.60! for H. M. $12.25 ; for F. M. $2025; 
for Orphanage $30.92; for Baptist University $35.00 and for pastor's 
salary $400.00. 

The amounts contributed to State Missions by the churches dur- 
ing the past year has been only $210.43. 

We would recommend an increase of 20 per cent on the pledges 
of the churches for the next year. 

For further information relative to S, M. you are referred to the 
Corresponding Secretary of the State Board of Mission, 

FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

Never perhaps in all the history of the modern movement to 
give the gospel to the world — surely not in all the history of the S. 
B. Convention has the work been in finer shape, more thoroughly 
distributed over the world, more cheerfully and liberally supported, 
a larger number of thorough young men and women, offering them- 
selves as heralds of the cross, and more wonderfully blessed by the 
Lord than at present. It is with grief and mortification that we 
note the meager amount of $251.92 given by more than 4,000 baptist 
belonging to this Association. Brethren this ought not to be. 

We recommend that the pledges to this object be increased, say 
33 per cent. 

SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

With a view to the improvement of existing Sunday Schools and 
fche establishment of schools where there are none, the President of 
She Board called a meeting of the Sunday School friends and work- 
ers, every Church being notified of the time and place of such meet- 
ing, for the purpose of effecting an organization through which this 
work might be done. At the time designated some of the represent- 



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atives met at Mountain Creek Church, but sad to say, that a large 
number of the Churches were not represented, and we proceeded to 
organize the Green River Baptist Sunday School Society, the purpose 
and object of which are more fully set forth in a declaration made at 
that time ; to which you are hereby referred. It is hoped that by this 
means a larger number of the members of all the Churches can be 
more profoundly interested in the work and be induced to attend the 
Sunday Schools. 

We hope this movement will have the hearty support of every 
Church and Sunday School in the bounds of the Association. 

By order of the Board. C. B. JUSTICE, President. 

This was upon motion adopted. 

Rev. A. P. Sorrels, one of our Associational Mission- 
aries, read as follows : 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

Just before the Ascension Jesus said to the primitive disciples . 
"Ye shall be witnesses unto me in Jerusalem" (their home city) "and 
in all Judea," (their home country), "and in Samaria," (their neigh- 
boring country), "and unto the utmost parts of the earth." [Acts 1, 8.] 
Our Jerusalem is our own community and Association, and this work 
we call Associational Missions. Our Judea is North Carolina and 
this work we call State Missions. Our Samaria is the territory of the 
Southern Baptist Convention and the island of Cuba,and this work we 
call Home Missions. And the utmost parts of the earth means the 
Papal and Pagan fields of the world. We have therefore from our 
Lord Himself not only the missionary duty enjoined but also the 
missionary fields indicated. 

And so our State Mission work means the carrying out of the 
Great Commission in North Carolina. Though we have 1792 churches - 
in the State there are yet within its borders large areas of denomina 
tional destitution. This applies in particular to twenty or more coun- 
ties in the eastern part of the State where our churches are few and 
feeble and our ministers must receive outside aid or abandon their 
fields. Thete are also destitute communities here and there over the 
State, needy factory communities where a transient population must 
be reached, and strategic points in growing towns, school centres, 
and elsewhere where denominational investment now will yield 
large returns in the future. Urgent is the call for men and money to 
supply all these struggling churches and promising mission points 
with the preaching of the gospel. This year we have about a hun- 
dred missionaries laboring with fidelity and success on our needy 
mission fields. Our work is projected at an expense of $30,000. An 
increase is needed and demanded and we earnestly urge all our 
churches to make an advance in their pledges and contributions to 
State Missions the coming year. 

We advise a collection in this body for Associational Missions at 
Sunny Vale, Turkey Cove and Peppers Creek. 

We also advise that this territory be aided either bv State or As- 
sociational Missions. A. P. SORRELS, 

Wm. M. BLANTON. 
M. HALL, 
N. C. JONES, 
A. H. LOWftY, 

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Moore and S. F. Conrad addressed the Association. 

Rev. C. B. Justice offered the following amendment 
to the report : 

Resolved, That the Board of Missions be authorized to pay as 
much as $25.00 a year to each of the following- points: Sunny Vale, 
Turkey Cove, and Pepper's Creek ; provided, however, that brethren 
called to these fields should meet the approbation of the Board. 

The amendment was adopted ;. 

The following pledges were secured upon a call of 

the roll for State Missions : 

Bethel, $10.00; Bethlehem, $7.00; Bridge water, $5.00; Cane Creek , 
$1.0«>; Chapel Hill, $3.00; Cherry Spring, $3.50; Clear Creek, $12 00; 
Coopers Gap, $1.00; Eureka, $3.00; Hall Town, $1.00; Harmony Grove? 
$4.00; Marion, $25.0.0, Mills Spring-, $5.00; Montford Cove, $8.00; Moun- 
tain Creek, $15.00; Turkey Cove, .$3.00; Mountain View, $2.00; White- 
side Valley, $2.75; Mount Vernon, 20.00; Walnut Grove, $2.00; Pleas- 
ant Hill, $8.00; Zion Hill, $2.50; Pleasant Grove, $3.00; Jesse's Grove, 
$2.00; Sandy Plains, 50c; Rock Spring-, $2.00; Stone Mountain, $1.00; 
Round Hill, $20.00; Pepper's Creek, $100; Round Knob, $1.50; Total, 
$301.75. 

A cash collection of $3.10 was taken payable to 
Revs. J. A. Sparks and John Waycaster for Missionary 
work performed. 

The report was then adopted. 
Hymn, "Alas and did my Savior bleed/ 7 
The report on State of Religion was made by Rev, 
E. Buchanan. 

STATE OF RELIGION. 
Your Committee is gratified to know that a great many of our 
churches during the Associational ye ir have been attended by the 
Holy Spirit and its presence in binding the hearts of the brethren 
together and saving the lost. We are sorry to admit that there has 
not been so much work for the Master's cause done in some of our 
churches within the past year as heretofore. We realize that it is 
hard to get many of our people to fall in line with the Master on the 
Mission field, but let us remember that our Captain has said, ''All 
power is given unto me," "Go ye, there fore, and teach all nations/ 7 
and having done this let us remember He hath said, "And lo r I am 
with you.'' . •< E. Buchanan, ^, 

J. F. Morgan. l Com 
Mack Lewis, ,' uom ' ■ 
W. M. Chitwood, j 

The report was discussed by Rev. E. Buchanan y 
Rev. C. B. Justice and Z. S. Hawkins, and adopted. 

Rev. H. M. Croom feelingly read the fallowing re- 
port on Temperance. 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 
We are glad to note that in North Carolina there has been a mar 



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velous growth in public sentiment against the liquor traffic. It is 
said that about three fourths of the counties in the State since the 
enactment of the Watts Law are without Licensed Saloons or Dis- 
tilleries. Many counties have by the action of their citizens abolish- 
ed its manufacture and sale from their midst, while a large majority 
-of the towns and cities have voted for prohibition or dispensaries. 

Among those for absolute prohibition we mention Statesville, 
Charlotte, Greensboro/ Durham. Goldsboro and Newberne with 
Raleigh, Wilson, Greenville and Kinston adopting dispensaries. 

The American Grocer, a prominent journal gives an annual 
summary as to the consumption of intoxicants in this country with the 
estimated cost. I give some recent figures as quoted by the Char- 
lotte Observer. There was consumed in this country in 1903 1,449, 
879,952 gallon of Beer and of Whiskeys and Wines 157,130,628 gallons, 
at an estimated cbst of $1,242,948,1 1 8. > 

From these figures it will be seen chat about 21 gallons of strong 
drink is consumed annually for every man, woman and child in our 
nation. We are fast becoming a nation of drunkards. It is estima- 
ted that about 80,000 of our American citizenship are destroyed an- 
nually by strong drink. It is said that one out of every five of the 
young men in this country is annually enlisted to fill up this deple- 
ted army of dram drinkers and drunkards. 

Seventy-five per cent, of the orphans in our Asylums are there 
as the result of liquor. 

Prom 75 to 90 per cent of all the crime before our criminal courts 
is the result of liquor, and that 40 per cent of the insane in the State 
Hospital is there from liquor, while time would fail us to picture the 
broken-hearted mothers and ruined homes which follow as a result 
of this great evil. 

What shall we do as to this gigantic evil? 

We believe that the only proper remedy is to remove the cause. 
We therefore recommend that this Association seek through its rep- 
resentatives in the legislature a constitutional amendment to be sub- 
mitted to the people for the abolition of itsmanufacure and its sale from 
the entire State, And also that the Association memorialize Con- 
gress through a special committee of three to pass the Hepburn-Dol- 
iver bili for the protection of Prohibition States, and that our peo- 
ple withhold their suffrages from men who are advocates of the li- 
quor traffic, H. M. CROOM, ) 

H. K.CORN, I Committee. 
A.F.MORGAN, j 

On motion, the discussion of ' this question was 
postponed to 7:30 to-night. After a song the Association 
adjourned to that hour. 

Benediction by Rev. C. B. justice, 

NIGHT SESSION. 

The Association met at 7 130 to-night and was called 
to order by Moderator. After prayer by Rev. D. J. 
Hunt, the subject of temperance was discussed by Rev. 
H. M. Croom, Rev. J. C. Blalock, Rev. A. P. Sorrels, 
Bro. H. K. Corn, and Rev. D. J. Hunt, when the report 






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was adopted and the Association adjourned until 9 h. m. 
tomorrow. 

Benediction by Rev. H. M. Croom. 

FRIDAY— MORNING SESSION. 

The Association met at 9 a. m. Devotional exercises 
were conducted by Rev. J. W. Duncan of the Mitchell 

County Association in the use of the 17th chapter of St. 
John, and an invocation. Prayer was also offered by 
Rev. D. J. Hunt. 

The Association was called to order by Moderator. The 
minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and approved. 
The roll of messengers was aiso called, corrected, and 
absentees noted. 

Rev. C. B. Justice submitted the following order of 
business for today and tomorrow, which was adopted : 

Friday 10 a. m., Orphanage; 11' a. m., Home Mis- 
sions: 1:30 p. m., Education ; 3 p. m., Miscellaneous 
Business. Saturday 10 a. m., Foreign Missions; n 115 
a. ro*. Woman's Work. 

B. B. Price read the report on the Orphanage. 

REPORT ON ORPHANAGE. 

The Orphanage has passed the experimental stage,and is now one 
of the principal institutions of the Baptist State Convention, and 
there are about 300 children being fed, clothed and educated there. 
f hey are also being trained by the very best teachers in moral and spir- 
itual things. The girls are taught to do all kinds of domestic house 
work. The boys are taught to work on the farm, in machine shop 
and printing office. They do all the mechanical work on "Charity 
and Children." There are new buildings going up now, (and almost 
every year) and still there is not room to receive all the poor orphans 
who are knocking at the door for admission. 

The Trustees, seeing the importance of protecting the health and 
lives of the children, had a well bored 876 feet deep which furnishes 
about 150 gallans of water a minute, and are now having a complete 
sewerage system put in. These improvements have called for a large 
expenditure of money. For the lack of these improvements there 
is now a great scourge of typhoid fever in the Orphanage. There have 
been 30 cases up to this time, and are now 15 cases in the infirmary. 
We do earnestly appeal to the churches and friends of this Associa- 
tion to make liberal contributions to meet these extra expenses. 
Respectfully submitted, B. B. PRICE, 1 

N. BUCHANAN, j 
E.PARKER. } Committee. 
J. H. FLAOK. I 
N. C- SURGES^, J 

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kins, Revs. C. B. Justice ami W. B. Morton spoke to the 
report. The latter stated that Rev. J. B. Richardson 
would build on the Orphauage grounds a lire-proof libra- 
ry building at an early date to be known as the ''Noah 
Richardson Library Building." Rev. C. B. Justice em- 
phasized the especial needs of more money to tide the 
Orphanage over the scourge of typhoid fever with which 
many children are now afflicted. At the close of thelatter's 
remarks a cash collection ot $50.42 was taken for the ob- 
jects contemplated in the report. The following pledges 
were also secured : 

Bethel, 10.00; Bethlehem, 7.00; Bridgewater, 5.00; Chapel Hill, 
o.OO ; Cherry Spring, 5.00; Clear Creek 10.00; Cooper's Gap, 2.00; Dy- 
sartsville, in.00; Eureka, 2.00; Hall Town, 1.00; Harmony Grove, 2.00; 
Jesse's Grove, 2.00; Marion, 30.00 ; Montford's Cove, 5.00; Mills Spring, 
4.00; Mountain Creek, 10.00; Moutain View,1.50; Mount Vernon W.00; 
Old Fort, 100.00; Pleasant Grove, 5.00; Pleasant Hill, 5.00; Rock 
Spring, LOO; Round Hill, 25.00; Round Knob. 1.50; Rutherfornton, 
50.00; Sunny Vale, 2,00. Total $309.00. 

The report was then adopted. 
"All bail the power of Jesus name" was sung. 
Rev. W. B. Morton read the report on Home Mis- 
sions : 

HOME MISSIONS. 
Our motto: "A Baptist Church in reach of every soul in North 
Carolina, in the United States, in all the world" is in keeping with 
the spirit of Christ asset forth in the Scriptures. Seeing the spiritual 
destitution, the harvest of souls like ripening grain without reapers. 
He encouraged them first to pray for and then go as laborers into the 
world-field charged with the duty of carrying the Kingdom of God 
near unto the people so that every soul could have no excuse for re- 
maining outside the Kingdom of our Lord. 

The Home Mission Board is one of the agencies employed by the 
Southern Baptist Convention for the carrying out our Saviours wishes, 
that the Kingdom of God be brought nigh unto all the people. And 
the successes achieved by this Board amply justify their wisdom in 
calling it into existence. In the bounds of this beautiful South land 
«"here have been, and still is,great spiritual destitution, and the Home 
Board is endeavoring to supply this destitution with the gospel of 
Christ and it looks to us for, arid richly deserves our liberal support. 

W.B.MORTON, 1 

N. C. JACKSON, I 

S.R. HALL, ) Committee. 

J AS. R. WHITESIDE, | 
M. G. PENDERGRASS, J 

Rev W. B. Morton spoke to the report and secured 
the following pledges, after which the report was adopted : 
PLEDGES FOR HOME MISSIONS. 
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Cherry Springs, $1.50; Clear Creels, $5 ;,D$artsville, $1; Eureka, $1; 
Harmony Grove, $2; Jesse's Grove, $1; Marion, #20; Cooper's Gap. $1; 
Mills Spring, $3 ; Mt. Creek, $10 ; Mt. View, $1 ; Mt. Vernon, $5 ; 
Pleasant Grove, $3; Pleasant Hill, |5 ; Round Hill, $10; Round Knob, 
$1; Rutherford ton, $50; Turkey Cove, $1; Stone Mountain, $1; 
Whiteside Valley. $1 ; Total $135.50. 

AFTERNOON SESSION, 

The Association reconvened at I :i5 p. m. ■ 

After singing, "What a friend we have in Jesus" the 
body was called to order by the moderator. 

Letters from the churches at Beuiah and Mills 
Springs were in hand and read by the clerk ? and mesr 
sengers enrolled. 

Rev. C. B. Justice read the following report oo 
Education. 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

The committee to whom you referred this subject beg leave to 
report as follows: 

All the facts available and all the indications are calculated to 
impress the mind of the observant student of the current events of 
the day that North Carolina is making evry rapid strides in her ef- 
forts to educate all the children, at the expense of the State. This 
we believe is the purpose of all political parties. For the first time 
in its history the state is giving to its boys and girls the advantage 
of a four months public school. In addition to this there are in many 
of our towns and cities a system of graded schools which supple- 
ments by four or five months the public schools of the State. 
Furthermore the State has her Normal Schools, her Agriculture & 
Mechanical College and her University. While these may be and - 
doubtless are doing good work along, certain lines,, yet they very 
largely fail to insist on moral and, religious development in connec- 
tion with the intellectual. The opposition of our organic law and of 
our people to any alliance, of church . and state renders it impossible 
for the State to teach any system of religion, or ;to exerclijf^ any con- 
trol over the conscience of the;; people, and yet we all must know 
education without religion or moral restraint is often .the case, and 
that the tendency; in a great many of our institutions of learning is 
to educate away from God. Realizing that if our boys and girls are 
to take their places in the great forward movement of the day, and 
be as citizens of the world and membersof and leaders in the church- 
es, all that God would have them be and fearing lest in their edu- 
cation, their moral and religious convictions and principles should 
fail to keep pace with their moral developments, the religious people 
of the country have provided! for the education of their children un- 
der religious influences. Therefore we have the two good Schools, 
Round Hill and Clear Creek Academies, also a number of other high 
grade Academies and preparatory schools, while at Wake Forest, and 
the Baptist University for women, are equal to and perhaps the su- 
perior of the best in the country. We urge our people to avail them- 
selves of the advantages of these institutions and if necessary make 



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sacrifices that the rising generations may be better prepared for life's 
responsibilities than the preceeding generation has been. 

C. B. Justice, I 
WF Queen, !. Committee> 
Z. B. Freemam, f 
J. D, Morris. J 

This was followed by the reading ot the report of the 
Secretary and Treasurer, J. D. Morris, of Round Hill 
Academy : 

REPORT OF SECRETARY AND TREASURER, ROUND HILL 

ACADEMY, 

For past year I report : 

Total enrollment last year 192. Four teachers employed with 
salaries as follows: 

Rev. D. J. Hunt, principal. $40.00, per mo. 

Miss N. M. Livingston, Lady Principal, 40 00, i " 

Miss Belinda Pruett, Primary Department, 30.00, ' 

Miss Irene D. Latham, Music and Latin, 30 00, ' " 

Total paid Teachers, $1310.00 

School Property. 
The Library is valued at $100.00. We have two pianos and 

one organ in music department, one of the pianos being bought this 
year at a cost of $285.00. 

On the 25th day of May we decided to build a dormitory for the 
girls. We sold the Sorrells house and lot for 260.00 and raised by 
subscription 495.00. The domitory has been completed except 
blinds and painting at a cost of 1073.65. We have furniture in the 
domitory valued at 120.00. The estimated value of the entire school 
property is 4500-00. 

Indebtedness. 

We owe on Academy, $85,75. 

We owe on Musical Instruments. $375.00. 

We owe on Dormitory and Furniture, $358.65. 



Total, '$81940 
The Trustees recommend that the Association by pledges or oth- 
erwise make arrangements to pay off these debts by our next an- 
nual meeting. 

The teachers, Round Hill church and the community, after hav- 
ing already made many sacrifices, agree to pay 375.00 of this indebt- 
edness if the Association will assume the balance. 

Respectfully submitted. 
C. B. Justice Chm, J. D. Morris, Sec. and Treas. 

The repot of Clear Creek Academy was read by 
Rev. A. P. Sorrels. 

CLEAR CREEK SCHOOL. 

This is an annex to the Round Hill School. 

We have at Clear Creek a building 32 by 40 ft. one story costing 

• about 500.00. In this building can be comfortably situated and suc- 

cessfuly taught 80 pupils. We know of no other place superior to 



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this to build up a good school for country boys and girls, especially 
in McDowell county. 

We hope to see the time when there will be a first class high 
school successfully taught by the best of teachers available here. 

There is a debt of about 90. 00 due on the present house. The house 
needs furnishing. There should be accomodations made for boarding 
students. 

On Jan. 4th 1903 Mrs. C. S. Nanney opened the first term in ac- 
ademy. There were enrolled many students. The term closed Ap- 
ril 2i>th. On July 20th. Mrs. C. S. Nanney began a two months term 
of public school, the building being leased by the board of trustees to 
the public school committee. 

The board of trustees has virtually left this school to one mem- 
ber, Mr. A. P. Sorrels, restricting him to the Clear Creek communi- 
ty. This we believe to be unwise. 

The aim and desire has all the time been for the Clear Creek 
school to be a part of the Round Hill school. We think the board 
should elect teachers for this department at the same t-me and in 
connection with the Round Hill teachers and require the principal 
of one to superintend the other. Atpiesent we have no arrange- 
ments for a teacher for next year. Our election as member of board 
expires with this meeting of the Association. Therefore, we ask the 
Association to make the wisest arrangements for this school they can 

A. P. Sorrels. 

Our motion to adopt, Rev. C. B. Justice spoke to 
these reports. Rev. W. B. Morton was called tempor- 
arily to the chair when Revs. A. P. Sorrels and D. J. Hunt 
addressed the Association. A balance of $358 due b'v 
Round Mill and $90 by Clear Creek Academy was pro- 
vided for in part as follows ; Bio. Sorrels said the lat- 
ter debt could and he thought would be assumed by 
churches at Cherry Springs, Clear Creek and Bethel. 

For the Round Mill indebtedness pledges in part 
were secured as follows : 

Rutherfordton, $25.00, Rev. C. B. Justice $50.00: 
Mountain Creek, $25.00 ; Marion $10.00 ; Pleasant Grove 
$5.00 : Total $1 15.00. 

On motion the Board of Missions and Sunday 
Schools were authorized to employ an agent to meet the 
churches and secure by direct appeal the balance due by 
the schools. The Report was then adopted. 

The committee on time and place, and nominations 
to State and Southern Baptist conventions reported 
through chairman J. D. Morris as follows: 

COMMITTEE'S REPORT. 

We, your committee on time and place for next annual session, 
Introductory sermon, nomination to State and Southern Baptist Con- 
ventions, and trustees for oar schools submit the following report: 



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(1) Next session to be held with Bethel Church beginning on 
Wednesday before first Sunday in October, 1905; Rev. W. B. Morton 
to preach the introductory sermon, Rev. C. B. Justice, alternate. 

(2) Delegates to State* Baptist Convention— Revs. C. B. Justice, 
A. P. Sorrels, Z. J. Whiteside and brethren A. L. Rocker and B. J>. 
Price 

(3) Delegates to Southern Baptist Convention, Revs. W. B. Mor- 
ton, C. B. Justice, D. J. Hunt, and W. L. Haynes. 

(4) Trustess of Round Hill and Clear Creek academies for a term 
of two years. Rev. A. P. Sorrels and W. A. Harrill. 

J. D. Morris, \ 

A. F. Morgan, | 

C. G. Hill, ; Committee. 

Z. B. Freeman, | 

H. K. Corn. ) 

Rev. W. L. Haynes moved Id amend by striking 
out the word ; 'Bethel 1 and substituting in lieu thereof the 
words "Pleasant Grove". 

Rev. H, M. Croo.m moved to amend the amendment 
by striking out the words, "Pleasant Grove" and substi- 
tuting the words "Old Fort." 

This brought about a lively discussion participated in 
bv Rev.H. M. Groom, f. D. Morris, W. F. Owens, and 
W, C. Morris. 

The amendment to the amendment was lost ; the 
amendment was lost : and the report of the committee ad- 
opted. 

B. B. Price submitted financial report as follows, 
which was adopted: 

REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 

AVe have received 36.75 sent up by the churches. We recommend 
that the clerk retain 25 per cent, of receipts for his services, and that 
he use the balance of the fund for printing minutes and furnishing 
blank church letters. Respectfully submitted. 

B. B. Price, ) 

"A. L. Grayson, J Committee. 
M. H. Jones. J 

Upon request the following was read by Rev. C. 13. 
Justice and adoped without discussion. 

Report on Deceased Ministers : 

DECEASED MINISTERS. 

Your committee on deceased Ministers are glad to Report that so 
far as we have been able to ascertain, God, in his goodness and mercy, 
has preserved the lives of all our ministers during the past year in 
the bounds of this Association for which let us return unto Him our 



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profound gratitude for His continued kidness and mercy. 

S. A. Bridges, ^ 
M. B. Koone, | 
W. L. Haynes, \ Committee. 
W. L. Bland, | 
E. H. Logan. J 

A. L. Rucker made his report as Historian which 
was adopted after appointing Rev.C. B. Justice and B.B. 
Price a committee as indicated in the report. 

HISTORIAN'S REPORT. 

To The Green River Baptist Association: 

Dear Brethren: No new historical data has been received 

since your last annual session at Round Hill. 

Two sketches, one of the Dysartsville the othprof the Bethlehem 
churches remain unpublished in my hands. I ask that two discreet 
brethren be appointed who shall examine these manuscripts carefully 
and that they be published in our current minutes if the committee 
shall so desire. 

I further recommend that each of the churches that have not al- 
ready done so to proceed at once to appoint some competent bro- 
ther to write a brief but comprehensive sketch of his church and 
send same to me prior to the next annual meeting of the body. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Sept. 30, 1904 A. L. RUCKER, Historian. \ 

The Association adjourned until 9 a. m. the next 

morning. 

Benediction, Rev. J. A. Sparks. 



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1st, 1904. 

MORNING SESSION. 

The Association met at 9 a. m. 

"Amazing Grace' 7 and "No not One 11 , were sung by 
the choir. 

Rev. E. Buchanan read and communicated on Isaiah 
52, and led the congregation in prayer. 

After singing 'What a Friend we have in Jesus', the 
Association was called to order by the moderator. The 
minutes of }esterday were read and approved. 

The clerk upon request read the following resolu- 
tions : 

Resolved that the Board of Missions and Sunday School be in- 
structed to imploy a S. S. Missionary, provided they can secure the 
service of a suitable man, so far as they may deem it necessary, to 
visit the churches and S. S. in the bounds of the Association with a 
view to increasing the attendance of a larger per. cent of our church 



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members and others on the S. Schools where they are needed. 

J. L. TAYLOR. 

Upon motion to adopt Rev. C. B. Justice spoke and 
the resolution was adopted. 

Rev. A. P. Sorrels tendered his resignation as a 
member of the Board of Trustees, of Round Hill, Clear 
Creek Academy. On motion to accept the resignation 
remarks were made by Rev. A. P. Sorrels, Rev. C. 
B Justice, chairman of Board. Revs. W. B. Morton, J. 
S. Gwaltney, D. J. Hunt, and C. B. Hill, after which the 
resignation was withdrawn. 

"Amazing Garce", was sung and prayer was offered 
by Rev. J. S. Gwaltney. Rev. C. B. Justice made fol- 
lowing report on: 

FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS 

In the consideration of this subject it will perhaps be well to re- 
affirm some things — things that need to be understood, if we are to 
act intelligently as the servants of the most high God, and Father of 
our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Whataver may have meen our idea, it is a truth that God him 
self, and man, is the author of missions, and therefore the gospel is to 
be preached to all the world. As it's Author, He has the right to say 
who shall do that and who shall be responsible for any failure therein. 

The command is "Go ye therefore and teach all nations'- Baptizing 
them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, 
and Lo I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. "This com- 
mand is given to all who love Him. and in obeying it we must do it be- 
cause we do love Him. It is hard work. Satan, God's enemy, does not 
want this work done; and, therefore, uses all possible means to prevent 
it, and just as far as we fail to give the gospel to the world, we are do- 
ing the work that the devil wants us to do; and not that which the Lord 
bids us do. 

A glance at the present condition of the world reveals the fact that 
the larger part of it has never heard the story of Christ the Savior of 
the world; and yet more has been done within the last 100 years to carry 
the gospel to the world than had been done in the preceding 1400 years. 
The modern missionary movement began about one hundred years ago. 
There are now representing all the evangelical denominations, about 
15,000 missionaries on the foreign fields, and about 79,000 native assis- 
tants, a force in all of 94,000 workers, while at home, millions of men 
and women are praying and recieving heavenly blessings in giving." 

The Southern Baptist Convention, through which we are doing our 
Foreign Mission work was organized in Augusta, Ga., in May, 1845, 59 
years ago. "At the time of its organization it appointed a standing 
committee (called a board.) This board consists of twenty one members 
who live in Richmond, Va. Two of them, the Corresponding Secretary, 
and the Assistant Secretary receive salaries for all their time. No other 
member of the board receives one cent." "For the year ending May 1, 
1904 the expenses of this Board, including printing, traveling, rent, sal- 



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anes of Secretaries, postage, etc., and including the expen?es of the 
Woman's Missionary Union amounted to about six cents on the dollar, 
and the expenses in the various States amounted to about four per cent 
more, or in other words, all expenses were about ten cents on the dollar 
and ninety cents on every dollar went to the Missionaries." 

In the last six years one hundred new missionaries have been 
sent out by this Board, and others are under appointment. 

In 1898 we had on the Foreign field 102 missionaries, now we have 
280. During the year 1898 our missionaries reported 701 baptisms, last 
year they reported 2076; in I898 we had 4760 church members, last year 
9969, in I898 the Baptists of the South gave to Foreign Missions .$124. 
249.69 cents, last year they gave to this object $247,629 62 

We have entered thus minutely into details that you may have the 
facts in the premises, and therefore, be the better enabled to act in- 
telligently. If the work is to continue to increase in the future, we must 
enlarge our contributions. Your committee is of the opinion that the 
churches of the Green River Association are not doing their duty in 
this matter, but that there are several churches that ought to give $50 a 
year, others ought to give $25, while no church ought to be satisfied to 
give less than $5 a year. 

C. B. Justice, 1 

W. G. Morris. 

W. R. Taylor, [Com. 

A. F. Nan ney, f 

J. A. McGuinn. j 

Pending motion toadopt Rev. C. B. Justiceand Rev* 
J. S. Gwaitney spoke to the report After securing the 
following pledges the report was adopted : 

FOREIGN MISSION PLEDGES. 

Bethel, ..... $15.00 Marion, . .. $25.00 

Bethlehem, " 6.00 Montford.s Cove, 

Bridgewater, " 5.00 Mountain Breek, "15.00 

Chapel Hill, ....,." 1.00 Mount Vernon, "15.00 

Cherry Spring, .. ." 2-00 Pleasant Hill,.;." — 

Clear Creek, "io.oo Round Hill, ..."25.00 

Dyartsville, . " 4.00 Rutherfordton, "125,00 

Harmony Grove, . . " 3.00 Sunny Vale,. . . " 2.0D 
Rev. C. B. justice read the following which was also 
adopted : 

Resolved that we suggest to the churches composing 
this Association the importance of raising during the 
next year for Foreign Missions, including the amount 
pledged by the churches here present, the sum of four 
hundred dollars. 

The hour having arrived for the noon recess the 
lime was extended upon motion of Eld. C. B. Justice fov 
the conclusion of the business of the association. 



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Rev. C. B. Justice, upon request made report of 
Woman's State Organization, which it was not thought 
necessary to reproduce in these minutes. The Secretary 
of the Woman's Associated organization was requested to 
furnish her report for publication, which was forwarded 
later, and is as follows : 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION. 

The Woman's Missionary Union of the Green River Association 
met in annual session at Clear Creek on Sept. 29, 1904 at 1 p. m. 

The President Mrs. J. A. Grayson, conducted devotional exercises. 

In the absence of the Secretary, Mrs. C. S. Nanney was asked to fill 
the place. The roll of societies was called and delegates enrolled as 
follows : 

Clear Creek— Miss Lizzie Long. 

Dysartsville — Not represented. 

Marion — Mrs. B. B. Price and "Mrs. G. Nichols. 

Mont ford Cove — Letter. 

Pleasant Hill — Letter. 

Round Hill— Mrs. C. S. N.mney, Misses Lela Morris, and Mary 
Kate Freeman. 

Rutherfordton — Mrs. J. A. Grayson. 

Mt. Vernon Sunbeams — Letter. 

Rutherfordton Sunbeams — Misses A Ida Grayson and Kate Wash- 
burn." 

A letter from Miss Heck was read by the President; also a talk from 
her, in which she impressed the great needs of the field. 

A collection was taken for T. H. Yates Memorial College, Re- 
ceived $1.45. 

NAME OF SOCIETIES, OFFICERS AND POST OFFICES, 



Societies. 



Clear Creek 

Dysartsville 

Marion 

Montford'sCove 

Mt. Vernon 

Mountain Creek 
Pleasant Hill - 
Round Hill 
Rutherfordton.. 

Sunbeams 

Mt. Vernon ... 
Rutherfordton . 



Presidents. 

Mrs. S L Long .. . 
Mrs. M j Walker 



Mrs. J L Wells- 
Mrs. F Whitesic 
Miss N M Livingston 
Mrs j L Tayloi 



Secretaries. 



Post Offices. 



Miss Lizzie Long.. Garden City ... 
Mrs. C S Denton.. Dysartsville -- 

Mrs. j M Dellinger Marion .... . 

Mrs. S L HamptonjOtter Creek ... 
Miss M. J. Walker! Rutherfordton. 

|Mrs. W A Vv'arlicklGilkey 

Mrs. Lillie Taylor! Rutherfordton. 
Mrs* C S Nanney.. Thermal City. . 
! Mrs. J A Grayson.! Rutherfordton. 



Miss Eva Logan .... (Miss Ruth Walker Rutherfordton. 
Miss M Washburn Mrs.'J. A. Grayson Rutherfordton. 



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CONTRIBUTIONS OF SOCIETIES. 



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Marion 

Montford Cove 
Mt. Vernon .. . 
Mountain Creek 
Pleasant Hill... 

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$4.20 of this was contributed to Gospel Mission. The Union ad- 
journed to meet with Bethel Church 1905, 
Mrs. C. S. Nanney, Sec, Mrs. J. A. Grayson, Pres, 

Rev. A. P. Sorrels, by request, read the following 
report on aged Ministers relief. 

RELIEF FOR AGED MINISTERS. 
While remembering different objects and contributing to same 
let us as a body of churches composing the Green River Association; 
remember our aged ministers and contribute liberally to their sup- 
port and comfort. In no other way can we show our sympathy and 
our respect for those who in days gbne by worked so faithfully in the 
Master's cause. Let us take a special collection at this session of the 
Association for this important object, and let us urge that each of 
our churches takes a collection and turn same over to our treasurer 
to be forwarded to the proper parties for the relief of these aged 
heralds of the Cross. 

With sympathy, 

J. M. GRAYSON. 

A collection of S3. 52 was secured and the report 
adopted. 

It was announced that Rev. J, H. Duncan would 
preach here at 11 a. m. to-morrow. Two changes in 
Constitution have been suggested to which special atten- 
tion is directed that the delegates may come fully in- 
structed in reference to these changes at our next annual 
Session. 

1st. One additional delegate for every twenty five 
instead of every fifty members; (P. 20 minutes of 1903,) 

2nd. That the word "Thursday be substituted for the 
word ''Wednesday' 7 in the following articles ; The Asso- 



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ciation shall meet annually on Wednesday before the 
first Sunday in October." 

Rev. A. P. Sorrels thanked the Association for con- 
vening with his church, and assured the brethren that their 
coming would be the means of accomplishing great good 
to his people. 

Rev. C. B. Justice, in behalf of the Association 
thanked the membership of Clear Creek church and the 
good people of the surrounding country generally for 
their uniform courtesy and instinted hospitality in enter- 
taining the delegates and visitors to this session of the 
Association. 

Rev. D. J. Hunt in the conclusion of the work ot the 
body congratulated the churches that there had been no 
backward movement, and urged the brethren to more 
consecrated efforts as they set their faces to the future. 
His reference to Dr. Landrum's absence, because of de- 
clining health was pathetic. After singing "God be with 
you till we again", the Association adjourned at i :oo 
o'clock to meet at Bethel, eight miles south of Marion, on 
Wednesday before fourth Sunday in October, 1905. 

Benediction by Rev. W. B. Morton. 

A. L. Rucker. Rev. D. J. Hunt. 

Clerk. Moderator. 



History of Dysartsville Baptist Church, 18574898. 

By Elder JOHN R. DENTON. 

Dyartsville Baptist church was constituted May 2nd, 1857 with 
eleven members; viz., David Walker, Nancy Walker, Benjamin Tay- 
lor, Milriam Taylor, David B. Taylor, Cecila Daves, JolinathanI Tay- 
lor, Mary O. Taylor, Harvey Price, Matilda, Taylor and Cecil Walk- 
er, (Elliott,) the first and last named are still living. 

The Presbytery consisted of Elders L. McCurry, Moderator, J. C. 
Grayson, Secretary, B. E. Rollins, and Deacons, Tilford Price, David 
Morgan and Wm. L. Price. 

J. G. Grayson, was chosen pastor for the first year, during which 
eight were received by letter, and three by experince. Dec. 1st, 1857 
Joseph Suttle was chosen pastor to preach a part of the time on 
week days, and a part on Sundays. Again J. C. Grayson was cho- 
sen Jan. 2nd, 1868 to supply the church for half the time. This was 



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a year of Progress, fifteen were received on a profession of faith; and 
one by letter. 

Nov. 16th, 1858, B. E. Rollins was chosen pastor, and served two 
3 7 eais. This year a treasurer was appointed, and eighteen were bap- 
tized into the fellowship of the church, Nov. 26th, 1859. he was again 
re-elected, and again in I860. In the last named year the church 
agreed to pay fifty dollars for the support of the Gospel. These years 
being full of turmoil, very little good was accomplished; only eight 
having been baptized. 

P. P. Price was ordained a deacon. Aug. 13th, 1861. On the 28tb. 
of October of that year, B. E. Rollins was again elected pastor and 
served one year but this being the year in which the Civil war began 
little progress was made. 

Jan. 3rd, 1883, J. C. Morgan was again chosen pastor he conduct- 
ed a protracted meeting this year bping assisted by C. B. Justice. 
Grayson's pastorate ended Dec 3 >, 1864, when he declined a re-elec- 
tion. The church was without a pastor until July 1865 when L. Mc- 
Curry took charge of it until the close of the year, baptizing two. 

Dec. 18th. 1865, 0. B. Justice, was elected pastor. This year thirty 
one were baptized. Brother Justice continued to supply the church 
until Aug 22nd, 1888, when G. W. Rollins was called to the pastorate 
but declined to accept. In November of that year L. McCurry and 
J. R. Denton were jointly chosen and served to-gether one year. 
Nine were baptized. L. McCurry took charge of the church alone in 
1870 and a subscription of fifty dollars was made for his support. He 
continued to serve tho chnrch as pastor until Dec. 13th, 1874, baptiz- 
ing during this pastorate eighteen persons. During this time the 
church house was repaired and a new church reco'rd procured- The 
church roll shows that up to this time sixty three males and one hun 
dred and forty females had at some time belonged to the church. 

Dec. 12th, 1874, Jos. C. Grayson was again called to the pastorale 
of the church, and served until Dec. 13th, 1879— five years. He joined 
this church Mar. 17th, 1876. and remained a, member of it until his 
death which occured Apr.26th. 1888. in 1876 seven members were 
baptized. At December meeting 1879' a cominitte was appointed to 
to look after the poor. ^ 

Jan. 10th 1880, F. H. Poston was chosen pastor, and serven the 
church until Nov. 1882. In August of this year the services of G. W. 
Harman were secured for a week. 

The Green River Association held its Annual session with the Dy 
artsville church church this year. Two persons were baptized during 
F. H. Poston's pastorate. 

In Nov. 1882, C. B, Justice was first called to the pastorate and 
served the church two years . During his pastorate seventeen were 
baptized. About this time the deacons were appointed a committee 
on discipline but after serving five years they resigned. 



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Sep. 21st, 1884, P. P. Price and J. D. Taylor; were appointed a 
committee to report on the death of Elder J. C. Grayson, which oc- 
curred April, 26, 1884. On the 19th, of October they reported as follows 

To the Church at Dyartsville: We your committe on the death 
of Eld. J. C. Grayson, beg leave to report the following- 
Joseph Carson Grayson was born in Rutherford county N. C., 
June 18th, 18o4. He grew up gay and fond of sport as many other 
men do, but on Feb. 20th, 1825 he profesed religion and began a new 
life. He joined Head of First Broad Baptist church then connected 
with the Broad River Association, and was baptized by Elder John 
Padget. In 1827, he began to hold prayer meetings, and the pious 
people of the neighborhood incouraged him. In Sept. 1831, he was or- 
dained to the ministry by Elders, Webb, Dobbins and Padget. About 
the the year, 1833 the Catawba River Association was organized, and 
Elder Grayson becoming a member of that Jaody was usually chosen 
sometimes clerk and at other times Moderator. In 1841 the Green 
River Association was organized and he became a member of that 
body. His experience, piety and discretion with his sound judge- 
ment commended him to favor. He served the Green River four 
years clerk, and thirty four years as moderator. He also served the 
Association two years as missionary visiting all the churches and 
stations, and giving wise council wherever discord and confusion ex- 
isted. 

His career as pastor was remarkable. He served head of first 
twelve years, and Bethel thirty five years, and these pastorates were 
seasons of contential growth. He was the pastor of Cain Creek, Dy- 
artsville, Harmony Grove, Smyrnia, Bill's Creek, Montford's Cove, 
Round Hill, Mountain Creek, and others. He usually preached for a 
church one Sunday and Saturday before in each month, thus serving 
four churches at a time. He was very punctual in meeting his ap- 
pointments. 

Asa man he was alone reproach and enjoyed and unusual share 
of public confidence. He was just in all his dealings, but modest 
and firm in all his decisions. Thus the pure and noble life of Elder 
Grayson was a power behind in preaching, and contributed to the 
force of his calmer appeals. He could always expand the Scriptures 
without condeming himself. The people heard him gladly, believed 
him freely and often did what he told them. 

The Christian can truly say His soul was converted and he walk- 
ed with God. 

His death occured April, 26 1881. His demise was sudden but no t 
unexpected. A few days before his death he said, I am not waiting 
near the river not knowing what hour I may be called to pass over. 

We can truly say that a great and good man has fallen. We feel 
the loss of Brother Grayson in a great many ways, but we believe 
our loss is His gain. P. P.Price, _ ) 0ommittee . 



J. D. Tavlor 



8 Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 

The report was adopted and Elder C. B. Justice preached the fu- 
neral sermon of the deceased. 

The church and the people of the vicinity built a new house of 
worship in 1884-5. costing about seven hundred dollars. 

In Dec. 1884, R. Poston took charge of the church and served as 
it's pastor two years. We baptized ten persons during his pastorate. 

Nov. 2(>th, 1886, J. E. King was chosen pastor and served until 
August. 1888, baptizing three. He was succeeded by W. F. Sorrels, 
whose pastorate began Nov 17th, 1888. and ended in Oct. 1889. He 
baptized four unto the fellowship of the church. H. D. Harrill was 
elected Nov. 16th. and began his pastorate Dec. 14th, 1889, closing it 
Sept., 20th, 1890 with two baptisms. Z. T. Whiteside succeeded, and 
served to Sept., 1892, baptizing three. In Oct., following two were 
baptized by J R Denton. B. B. Harris was elected Nov. 1892, and be- 
gan his work Jan. 1893, and served the church until Sept. 1896 Du- 
ring these years the churchmade some progress. Harris was a very 
acceptable preacher, and during his pastorate baptized seventeen. 
\V. M. Whiteside was elected Oct. 1896 and began his work in Novem- 
ber following. He and J- M. Walker held a meeting in July 1897, 
baptizing seventeen at its close. In September following the pastor 
also baptized four others,the church was greatly revived and strength- 
ened. The chnrch now numbers, males, 59; females. 116, total 172. 

The Deacons are J. D. Taylor, W. S. Walker, A. B. Taylor. B. T. 
Daves, W. H. Taylor, L. G. Price, and T. C. Dixon. 

The church is at peace and ranks as a banner church on the 
subject of temperance. John ii. Denton. 



History of Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1831-1898. 
By L. A. Gentry. 

The Bethlem Baptist church was organized in Burke now McDowell, 
county, N. C. , Nov. 10th, 1831 by a presbytery consisting of Elders Al- 
fred Webb, Joseph C, Grayson, and Laniel Hicks. These are the only 
names that appear on the records. 

January 1834, Ambrose Owenley was elected church clerk. In April 
of the same year a committee was appointed to levy a tax on the members 
to defray the expenses of printing the minutes, and to furnish the ele- 
ments for the commission season. A treasurer was appointed at the same 
conference. In 1837 there was a total of twenty five members. A few 
years later the same number of members (25) reported. 

From its organization up to 1850 the church was supplied for the great 
er part of the time by Jown O. Pendergrass,, Joseph C. Grayson, and Sam- 
uel J. Bruce. These were followed in 1850 by J. W. Robertson whom the 
church demanded at one time for advocating temperance. Afiter a con- 
ference with committee four sister churches, the agreement was made to 
■hop the matter and take brother Robertson into full fellowship. There 
were now only twenty members. 

First text recorded, Jan. 1850, Ezekiel 33-17. By death exclusion, and 
dismission, the membership was reduced to seventeen in 1852. This year N. 
Sonthier donated two acres of land to the church, and was elected church 
clerk, which position he filled until incapaciated by reason of old age and 
infirmity. 

The pastors succeeded each other as follows-, 1854, Joseph Kuykendall ; 



Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association- 29 

1856, Elijah Phillips; 1858, Joseph Ivens; 1861, Lerois McCurry; 1862, J. 
F. Pendergrass: 1867, B. B. Justice; 1875, J.H. Taylor; 1882, G W Harmon; 
1884, J K- Faulkner; 1885, C. M. Murchison; 1887, H D Harrill; 1890, M. 
M. Landrum; 1891, J C Sorrels, for six years except a short vacation in the 
interest of State missions which was filled by T S Moss. In 1896, W. M. 
Whiteside was called on to the pastorate, which he has faithfully filled to 
the present time, June 4 1898. 

In 1874. the membership was 53; it is now 115. In May 1855, G R Mor- 
gan, and wife dismissed from Montford's Cove church, attached themselves 
to this church, They are the only living representations of those who con- 
stituted the membership at the time of its organizations. (These have both 
died since.) 

For several years past the church has enjoyed a quiet and peaceful 
growth in members and religion which we claim has resulted from the la- 
bors of zealous pastors; and from the work of the church in holding month- 
ly prayer meetings on Saturdays before the hour of the preaching, but we 
are willing to give God all the glory. L A Gentry. 

Received and approved by the church conference, June 4 1898. 

W M Whiteside, Moderator. 
AW Gilliam, Ch., Clerk. 



CONSTITUTION. 

This Association shall be known as the Green River Baptist Association 
and shall be composed of Baptist churches whose Articles of Faith and Con- 
stitutions are in harmony with those of the Association. 

Each church shall be allowed a representation of two delegates, in ad- 
dition to their regular ordained ministers, and everj^ church of over fifty 
members shall be allowed one additional delegate for every fifty additional 
members. 

The primary objects of the Association shall be to encourage and sup- 
port Wake Forest College, to educate young men called of God to the Min- 
istry and approved by the churches to which they belong; to encourage edu- 
cation among the people of the State; to support the Gospel in the destitute 
portions of the State and of the Southern Baptist Convention, to send the 
Gospel to the Nations that have it not; to encourage the distribution and 
study of the Bible and a sound religious literature to assist Baptist churches 
in the erection of houses of worship, to encourage the proper care of indig- 
ent orphan children and destitute and aged ministers of the Gospel, to en- 
courage the organization and Support of Baptist Sunday Schools; and to co- 
operate with the Baptist State Convention in all its departments of labor. 

The Association shall meet annually on Wednesday before the first Sab- 
both in October. 

The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator, Clerk and Treasur- 
er, who shall be elected by the Association and continue in office until their 
successors are elected. 

The Moderator shall preside or fill the chair, by calling some member 
of the body thereto, and enforce order in accordance with Mell's Parliamen- 
tary Practice. 

The clerk shall record the proceedings, conduct the correspondence, and 
publish and distribute te the Minutes. 

The Treasurer shall receive all funds contributed by the churches or in- 
dividuals to the object of the Association, receipting the contributors for the 



30 Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association 



same: and forward all contributions to their proper destination, and make a 
full report of all receipts and disbursements to the Association at its annual 
session, and ok retiring from his office turn over to his successor all moneys, 
papers and books belonging thereto. 

There shall be appointed by the Association at each session a Board of 
Missions and Sunday Schools, consisting of one member from each church 
belonging to the Association and other brethren living in Rutherfordton or 
its immediate vicinity, five of whom shall constitute a quorum, which during 
the intervals between the meetings of the Associations, shall have charge of 
the various interests and objects fostered by the Association, and shall en- 
courage the churches to give liberally thereto, and shall make a full report 
of its work including such suggestions relative thereto as it may think advis- 
able to the Association at its annual sessions. 

The President, or in case of his death or disqualification, any three mem 
bers of the Board may call a meeting thereof. 

This constitution may be changed or amended at any annual session by 
two thirds of the representatives voting in the affirmative. 

ASSOCIATION COYENANT. 

Article 1. We believe in one only and true God, and that there are three 
Persons in the Godhead — the Father, the Son, and Holy Ghost, and these 
are one in Substance, and equal in \ ower and glory. 

Article 2. We believe the scriptures of Old and New Testaments are the 
Word of God, and the only rule of faith and practice. 

Article 3. We believe the doctrine of original sin. 

Article 4. We believe in mans impotency to recover himself from the 
fallen state he is in bv his own free will and ability. 

Article 5. We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of God only 
through the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ. 

Article 6. We believe the saints shall pre-ervein grace, and that they 
never shall finally fall away 

Article 7. We believe that Baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordi- 
nances instituted bv Christ and the true believers are the only proper sub- 
jects thereof. 

Article 8. We believ<~ that immersion is the on IX- Scriptual mode of bap- 
tism 

Article 9. We belieAe that no person has a right to administer the ordi- 
nances but such as are, regularly called and qualified' thereto. 

Article 10. We believe in the resurrection of the dead, and a general 
judgem nt; that the punishment of the wicked shall be everlasting, and the 
joys of the righteous eternal 

Article 11. We, the members of the Green River Baptist Association, 
agreeing to. the above Articles of Faith, do, for and in behalf of the churches- 
'which, we represent, covenant and agrees and give ourselves up th each oth- 
ter in church and Christia . fellow hip, in order to keep up the unity of the 
spirit in the bon«is of peace, and to assist each other in all matters of dis- 
tress, and to pray for each others prosperity 

ORDEE OF BUSINESS. 

1. Fix time of meeting and adjournment. 

2. Call for messengers present) without letters from their churches, 
3 Call for applicaiions for membership in this Body. 

4. Appoint committees on Preaching and Finance. 

5. Recognize, in their official capacity, any present who may represent 



Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 31 

general denominational interests. 

0. Call for correspondents, renewing the call at the opening of each mor- 
ning session. 

7. Appoint committees on State of Religion, State Home and Foreign 
Missions, Sabbath Schools, Temperance. Education, Orphanage, Deceased 
Ministers. Aged Ministers, Nominations, State and Southern Conventions, 
Place and Introductory Sermon of next Session, Periodicals, etc.. urging re- 
ports as soon as possible. 

8. Miscellaneous business. 

9. Ordered: that this Association at this session, ( 1894),appbint a suitable 
man as Historiani whose business it shall be to collect such facts as he may 
be able to do, in reference to our church and associational history and report 
the same annually, until the same shall have been completed. 

1<>. Give an opportunity to present the claims of Foreign, Home and 
State Missions and Orphanage, with any other general interest supported by 
his body. 

11. Fix time and place of next meeting, and appoint the Introductory 
preacher and alternate, also minister to preach the missionary sermon. 

12. Arrange general (or union) meetings. 

13. Appoint correspondents to other bodies. 

14. Call for reports of committees. 

15. Elect delegates to State and Southern Baptist Conventions. 

16. Elect Executive Board, provided for in Constitution. 

17. Arrange sor printing, distributing minutes and paying Clerk. 

18. Adjourn. 



32 Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 

PLEDGES. 



CHURCHES. 



Bethel 

Bethlehem 

Bridgewater 

Cane Creek 

Chapel Hill 

Cherry Spring 

Clear Creek... 

Cooper's Gap 

Dysartsville — 

Eureka 

Hall Town 

Harmony Grove... 

Jesse's Grove 

Marion 

Mills Springs 

Montford's Cove . .. 

Mountain Creek 

Mountain View 

Mount Vernon 

Old Fort 

Peppers Creek 

Pleasant Grove 

Pleasant Hill 

Rock Spriflg 

Round Hill 

Round Knob 

Rutherfordton 

Sandy Plains 

Stone Mountain... 

Sunny Vale 

Turkey Cove 

Walnut Grove 

Whiteside Valley 

Zion Hill ... 

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Statistical 



CHURCHES. 



Bethel 

Bethlehem 

Beulah , 

Big Level. 

Bill's Creek 

Bridgewater I903 ... . 

Camp Creek 

Cane Creek 

Chapel Hill 

Cherry Spring 

Clear Creek 

Columbus I903 

Cooper's Gap 

Dysartsville 

Eureka 

Hall Town 

Harmony Grove 

Jesse's Grove 

Macedonia 

Marion 1, 2,3 - 

Mills Springs .. 

Montford's Cove 

Mountain Creek 

Mountain View 

Mount Pleasant 

Mount Vernon 

Old Fort 

Piney Knob, I903 

Pleasant Grove--..... 

Pleasant Hill 

Rock Spring 

Round Hill 

Round Knob 

Rutherford ton 

Sandy Plains 

Silver Creek, I903.- 

Stone Mountain 

Sunny Vale 

Walnut Grove, 1903. 

Whiteside Valley 

Turkey Cove 

Zion Hill 



Total 



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61 


104 


165 


3 




2 


1 


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15 


22 


37 


1 


2 






6 


1 




43 


72 


115 


1 

2 
1 
1 




1 










40 
13 
31 
35 


72 
13 
49 

74 


11? 










26 








7 


fi 


2 
3 


80 






2 


109 


1 
1 
4 














13 

37 
35 


23 
Q0 
56 


36 




1 
2 








97 




5 




2 


91 




2 


2 .. 


1 






13 


23 


36 


2 




2 .. 


7 


3 


1 


46 


87 


133 


1 


1 


7 




6 




3 


67 


99 


166 


2 




3 




1 




1 


6 


9 


15 




3 






3 






5 


11 


16 


1 


5 


2 


1 


6 


1 


1 


62 

8 


84 
13 


146 

21 


3 


1 






6 1 


1 


57 


72 


129 


4 


10 


15 


1 


6 .. 




33 


60 


93 


1 








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58 


90 


148 


3 








4 1 ? 


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75 


136 


211 


3 




1 




12 1 


8 


93 


134 


227 


4 


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27 


39 


66 


4 




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29 


4u 


69 


2 


6 


15 




10 6 


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114 


194 


3' '8 


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3 


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6 .. 




23 


32 


55 


2 


5 






1 2 




20 


47 


67 


4 


4 


5 




7 1 . . 


3 


51 


82 


133 


2 


24 


2 




2 .. 


1 


92 


97 


189 


3 
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538 


45 


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109 


171 


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18 


36 


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4 


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6 .. 


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72 


106 


178 


2 




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4 .. 




11 


18 


29 


3 


5 


2 


2 


7 2 


1 


20 


44 


64 


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25 


53 


78 


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38 


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27 


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66 


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33 


53 




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123 


18 


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43 


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26I4 


4251 



Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 35 



Table. 



PASTORS. 


POSTOFFICES, 


CLERKS. 


POSTOFFICES 


A P Sorrels 


Garden City 


L A Raburn 


Nealsville 


B.J Hunt 


Union Mills 


A W Gilliam 


Blalock 


Elbert Jackson ... 


Bright 


W G Splawn 


Mill Spring 


J M Walker 


Columbus ■ - — 


O L Wilson 


1 1 


B M Hamrick 




J Frady 




B B Harris 


Dysartsville 


J H Simmons .... 


Nebo 


J M Walker 


B Bigerstaff 

W L Jones 


Trio 


R M Gilbert 


Atinola 


Bob 


B B Harris 


Dvsartsville 


B C Poteat 


Marion 


A P Sorrels 


Garden City 


A W Roberson . . 


Blalock 


A P Sorrels 


" '• 


W D Long 


Garden City 


W M Whiteside.. 


Columbus 


N B Hampton 


Columbus 


B M Hamrick 


Rutherfordton 


J R Blanton 


Turners 


D J Hunt 


Union Mills 


J R Denton 


Dysartsville 


Z T Whiteside 


Ayr 


A S Whiteside... 


Ayr 


E Buchanan 


Ector 


J M Hall 


Marion 


B B Harris 


Dysartsville 


GM Watson 


Rocky Pass 


A P Sorrel 


Garden C'ty 


Sister A Good. . . 




B B Harris 


Dvsartsville.. 


JM Walkits.... 


Nealesville 


W B Morton . 


Marion 


B B Price 


Marion . , 


W M Whiteside.. 


Columbus 


J J Lambright. . . 


Mills Spring 


DJ Hunt 


Union Mills 


A F Morgan 


Nanito 


D J Hunt 


[< u 


UE Keeter 


Gilkey * 


Elbert Jackson 


Bright 


J T Jackson 


Walker 


B M Hamrick 


Rutherfordton 


ZV Hudgins.... 


Broad River 


D J Hunt 


Union Mills 


G E Morgan 


Gilkev 


W F Powell 


Fruitland 


G M Keeter 


Old Fort 


W L Havnes ..... 


Manito 


M R Camp. 


Nanito .;••■ 


H D Harrill 


Forest City 


R Ledbetter. . . . 


Ayr 


B M Hamrick 


Rutherfordton 


J D Whiteside.. 


Twitty 


Z T Whiteside- . 


Uree 


J A Frady 


Poplar Grove. ...... 


C B Justice . .... 


Rutherfordton.. .. 


M B Koone 


Union Mills 


E Buchanan 


Greenlee 


W J Glen down . 


Graphettville 


C B Justice 


Rutherfordton 


TC Smith 


Rutherfordton .... 


R C Champion - 


Collinsville 


W M Chitwood . . 


Collinsville 


J M Walker - 




H P Arlege. ... 
C M Nannev 


Mill Spring 

Redtop 


W L Haynes 


Nanito 


J Sparks 


Garden City 


J P Pladgett . . . 


Garden City 


A P Sorrels 


u u 


J H Brown . . ... 


Ashford 


Elbert Jackson ... 


Bright 


JR Whiteside... 


Chimney Rock 


J R Wacaster 


Phenoy 


W W Gouge .... 


Armstrong 


E Buchanan.. 


Ector 


W A Buchanan . . 


Ector 



36 Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 
"TREASURER'S ANNUAL REPORT." 



CHURCHES. 




Bethel 

Bethlehem. 

Beulah 

Big Level ... 
Bill's Creek 
Bridgewater 
Camp Creek 

Cane Creek 

Chapel. Hill ... 
Cherry Spring 
Clear Creek 
Colnmbus 
Cooper's Gap 
Dysartsvillfv 

Eureka 

Hall Town 

Harmony Grove 
Jesse's Grove 

Macedonia 

Marion 

Mill Spring 
Montford's Cove 
Mountain Creek 
Mountain View 
Mount Pleasant 
Mount Vernon 

Old Fort 

Piney Knob 

Pleasant Grove 
Pleasant Hill. 
Polk County S. S. 

Rock Spring 

Round Hill 
Round Knob 
Rutherfordton 
Sandy Plains 
Silver Creek 
Stone Mountain 

Sunny Vale ... 

Turkey Cove 

Walnut Grove 

Whiteside Vallev 
Zion Hill ".. 

Total, |233 50 262 94 158 50 172 9u 47 92 4 67 885 



The above report includes the amounts below, which makes the 
totals as given from the different churches. 



Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association. 37 

Chapel Hill Sunday School $1.01 for State Missions and $1.05 for 
Home Missions. 

Marion W. M. Society $2 each for State, Home and Foreign Mis- 
sions, and $1 for Yates Memorial College. 

Montford's Cove W. M. Society State Missions $3.95, Foreign 
Missions $3.22, Home Missions, $3.22. 

Mountain Creek W. M. S. State Missions $3,21, Foreign Missions 
$3.22, Home Missions |3.22. 

Mount Vernon W M. S. State Missions $4.00, Foreign Missions 
$8.11, Home Missions $10.00. 

Sunbeams, Mount Vernon, State Missions 50c, Foreign Missions 
$1.50, Home Missiens $4.00. 

Pleasant Hill W. M. S. State Missions $2.66, Foreign Missions 
$4.80, Home Missions $4.00. 

Rutherford ton W. M, S. State Missions $13 00, Foreign Missions 
$11, Home Missions $16, Box worth $47.75. 

Sunbeams, Butheafordton, State Missions $3.50, Foreign Missions 
$7.50, Home Missions $4. 

Sunday School, Rutherford ton, State Missions $5, Foreign Mis- 
sions $5, Home Missions $6 and Orphanage $25. 

Association paid to Orphanage, $50 42; Aged Ministers, $3. 52. 

Making the sum of $170.32 from Societies and $43.06 from Sunday 
Schools, besides amounts sent direct to Orphanage, and for Missions 
not passing through the Treasurer's hands. 

Of the amounts from Bethel and from lear Creek churches, one 
half was contributed for Associational Missions, credited to State 
Missions. All of which is respectfully submitted. 

A. L. GRAYSON, Treasurer. 

We have examined the receipts of A. L. Grayson, Treasurer, and 
find that he holds proper vouchers in full for amounts contained in 
this report. T. C. SMITH, 

W. A. HARRILL. 

Auditing Committee. 

NOTE— The Association convened with Clear Creek church instead 
of Olean Creek church as on front page. 



38 Minutes of the Green River Baptist Association, 



Financial 



CHURCH EXPENSES. 



CHURCHES. 



Bethel 

Bethlehem 

Beulah 

Big Level 

Bill's Creek 

Bridgewater, 19o3 - . 

Camp Creek 

Cane Creek ... 

Chapel Hill 

Cherry Spring 

Clear Creek 

Columbus, 19o3 

Cooper's Gap 

Dysartsville 

Eureka .. 

Hall Town 

Harmony Grove 

Jesse's Grove 

Macedonia 

Marion 

Mill Spring 

Montford's Cove 

Mountain Creek 

Mountain View 

Mount Pleasant 

Mount Vernon 

Old Fort 

Piney Knob, 19o3 

Pleasant Grove 

Pleasant Hill 

Rock Spring 

Round Hill ... 

Round Knob 

Rutherfordton 

Sandy Plains ... 

Silver Creek, 19q3 .... 

Stone Mountain 

Sunny Vale 

Turkey Cove 

Walnut Grove, 19o3 

Whiteside Valley 

ZionHill 



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Knob, Silver Creek and Walnut Grove. 



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MINUTES 

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SIXTY-FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THB 

GREEN RIVER 

BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 




HELD WITH THE 




BETHEL CHURCH 

NEALSVILLE, N. C. 

September 27, 28, and 29 

1905 



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MINUTES 



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Sixty -Fifth Annual Session 



OF THE 



Green River Baptist Association 



HELD WITH THE 



BETHEL CHURCH 

NEALSVILLE, N. C. 

September 27, 28, 29, 1905 



Moderator, Rev. D. J. Hunt 
Clerk, y. D. Morris 
Treasurer, A. L. Grayson 



Next session will be held with the Coopers Gap Church 

eighteen miles northwest of Rutherfordton, N. C. 

beginning on Thursday before the first 

Sunday in October, 1906 



OFFICERS: 

D. J. Hunt, Moderator Union Mills, N. C. 

J. D. Morris, Clerk, Union Mills, N. C. 

A. L. Grayson, Treasurer, Rutherfordton, N. C 



ORDAINED MINISTERS: 

Elder Aldridge, J. B Saluda, Polk county, N. C 

Elder Buchanan, E., Garden City, McDowell 

Elder Bridges, S. A Rutherfordton, Rutherford 

Elder Croom, H. M Old Fort, McDowell 

Elder Champion, R. C . Landrum, McDowell 

Elder Denton, J. R Dysartsville, McDowell 

Elder Gwaltney, J. S Nealsville, McDowell 

Elder Harris, B. B Dysartsville, McDowell 

Elder Hunt, D.J Union Mills, Rutherford 

Elder Haynes, W. L Nanita, Rutherford 

Elder Jackson, Elbert Bright, Rutherford 

Elder Jackson, B. P Bright, Rutherford 

Elder Justice, C. B Rutherfordton, Rutherford 

Elder Landrum, M. M. . Rutherfordton, Rutherford 

Elder Eogan, W. H Ayr, Rutherford 

Elder Mashburn, A. B Nealsville, McDowell 

Elder Morton, W. B Marion, McDowell 

Elder Sorrels, A. P Garden City, McDowell 

Elder Walker, J. M Columbus, Polk 

Elder Whiteside, Z. T. . . Uree, Rutherford 

Elder Whiteside, W. M . .Columbus, Polk 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Bethel Baptist Church, 
Nealsville, N. C. , Sept. 27, 1905. 

The sixty-fifth annual session of the Green River 
Baptist Association convened with this church at 11 a. m. 
today. The introductory sermon preached by Rev. W. B. 
Morton from no Psalm, 1, 2 and 3. Subject: Humilia- 
tion and Exhaltation of Christ. 

On motion adjournment for one hour. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Association met pursuant to adjournment at 1 :3o 
p. m. Hymn "Everlasting Arms." Devotional services 
conducted by Rev. Livingston Johnson, using the 98th 
Psalm. A temporary organization was affected by the 
former Moderator, appointing J. D. Morris, secretary pro- 
tein. Rev. A. P. Sorrels and A. F. Morgan were ap- 
pointed reading clerks. Church letters read and delegates 
enrolled as follows : 

Bethel— T. L. Doster, J. H. Raburn, E. P. Crawford, A. W. 
Hogan and J. F. Morgan. 

^Big Level— J. H.^Gibbs, E. D. McDade and John Gilbert. 

Bridgewater — W. P. Hemphill. 

Bethlehem — A.W.Gilliam, J.N. Kanipe, W. S. Parker and 
G. H. Gilliam. 

Beulah — J. J. Ruppe and W. C. Champion. 

Bill's Creek — Rev. W. H. Logan, James Frady, Garvin Cole 
and J. F. Logan. 

Camp Creek— J. W. Guffey and B. E. Yelton. 

Cooper's Gap — Roy Gibbs, Wm. Dinsdale, H. R. Corn and 
J. L. Jackson. 

Chapel Hill— E. G. Goforth and Albert Poteet. 

Columbus— N. B. Hampton, T. E Walker and N. T. Mills. 

Clear Creek — N. Buchanan, S. C. Turner and R. E. Long. 

Cherry Springs — W.H.Gilliam, O. W. Robertson and S. V. 
Robertson. 

Cane Creek — B. C. Lawter and J. D. Gibbs. 

Dysartsville— E. P. Denton, W. H. Taylor, W. N. Laughridge 
and L. G. Price. 

Eureka— G. W. Whitesides and Z. T. Whitesides. 

Harmoney Grove — B. G. Hensley, L. B. Lawing and D. C. 
Brown. 

Halltown— J. Hall and Elijah Hall. 

Jessie's Grove — S. S. McPeters. 



4 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

Macedonia — J. A. Bird and J. A. Arrowood. 

Montford's Cove— A. F. Morgan, L. D. Hemphill, S. R. Hall, 
E. S. Harris and E. Parker. 

Marion — Rev. W. B. Morton, W. M. Blanton and N. C. Jones. 

Mountain Creek— U. E. Keeter, Addie Walker, A. F. Geer, A- 
E. Flack and A. L. Rucker. 

Mountain View — N. O. Burgess, T. L. Jackson, W. P. Halford, 
Rev. Elbert Jackson and Rev. B. P. Jackson. 

Mt. Vernon— G E. Morgan, H. A. Harrill, T. L. Freeman, 
G. W. Morgan, Mack Freeman and R. T. Logan. 

Mills Springs— B. G. Jackson, J A. Rucker and R. E. Wal- 
drop. 

Mt. Pleasant — Not represented. 

Old Fort— R. R. Moore, Jeff Fortune and W. F. Owen. 

Piney Knob— J. T. Bland and W. D. Hanes. 

Pleasant Grove— J. H. Lattimore, W. W. S. Rollins, J. B. El- 
liott, Rev.W. L. Haynes and M. L. Haynes. 

Pleasant Hill — Lee Taylor, C. C. Lovelace, Grover Green, T. 
C. Hill and J. D. Whitesides. 

Round Hill— A. P. Nanney, I. P. Sorrels, J. H. Nanney, L. L. 
Deck, J. L. Barnes, C. G. Hill and J. D. Morris. 

Rock Spring — M. H. Whitesides and H. M. Whitesides. 

Rutherfordton — Rev. C. B. Justice, Rev. M. M. Landrum, N. 
E. Walker, A. L. Grayson, J. L. Taylor, G. W. Hodge and J. W. 
Washburn. 

Round Knob— Will Pitman and H. S. Quinn. 

Sunny Vale — Represented by Letter. 

Stone Mountain— M. Hall, C. J. Smith and J. D. Elliott. 

Sandy Plains— G. F. Wolf, W. E. Chitwood and W. F. Barnetf. 

Silver Creek — H. P. Aldrige, S. S. McMurry and Tonie Con- 
stant. 

Tryon — Represented by letter. 

Turkey Cove — Not Represented. 

Walnut Grove — Not Represented. 

Whitesides Valley— Z. V. Taylor, T. L. Shitle and S. D. 
Lewis . 

Zion Hill — J. M. Pendergrass, R. E. Buchanan and Rev! E. 
Buchanan. 

Mount Lebanon — H. G. Foster, J. H. Johnson and Rev. J. B. 
Aldridge. 

The election of permanent officers being in order. On 
motion the clerk was instructed to cast the ballot of the 
Association for Rev. D. J. Hunt for Moderator. On mo- 
tion Rev. A. P. Sorrels was instructed to cast the ballot of 
this Body for J. D. Morris for Clerk. In like manner, 
the clerk was instructed to cast the ballot of the Associa- 
tion for A. L. Grayson for Treasurer. 

Called for applications to join this body, and Mount 
Lebanon church was received by letter and delegates en- 
rolled and welcomed to a seat with us. Called for mes- 
sengers without letters. None Presented. 

Appointed the pastor and deacons of this church on 
preaching and finance. 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 5 

The following brethren were recognized in their offi- 
cial capacicy : Rev. Livingston Johnson, representing 
State Missions ; Rev. J. S. Farmer, traveling representa- 
tive of the Biblical Recorder and Rev. S. F. Conrad, rep- 
resenting the North Carolina Baptist. Reverends H. O. 
Harrill, and R. A. Hedgepath, and G. B. Pruett were 
enrolled as corresponding messengers from the Sandy Run 
Association, and Rev. E. A. Poe from the Catawba River 
Association. 

On motion Bridgewater church was granted a letter 
of dismission from us to join the Catawba River Associa- 
tion. 

The following committees were announced by the 
Moderator: 

Digest of Letters — Rev. S. A. Bridges and J. H. Nanney, 

Auditing Committee — N. C. Jones, H. A. Harrill and J. L. 
Bonus. 

State of Religion— Rev. A. P. Sorrels, H. K. Corn and C. G. 
Hill. 

State Missions — Rev. Livingston Johnson, K. P. Morris, and 
E. Buchanan. 

Home Missions — Rev. M. M. Landrum, W. L. Haynes and 
Wm. Gilliam. 

Foreign Missions — Reverends C. B. Justice. A. P. Sorrels and 
E. G. Goforth. 

Sunday Schools— G. B. Pruett, J. H. Raburn, W. C. Morris 
and L. L. Deck. 

Temperence — Rev. J. S. Gwaltney, C. C. Lovelace and R. T. 
Logan. 

Education — Rev. C. B. Justice, L. D. Hemphill and A. F. 
Geer. 

Woman's Work— Rev. W. B. Morton, B. B. Price and J. T. 
Bland. 

Deceased Ministers — J. H. Nanney, A. E. Flack and John 
Brown. 

Orphanage— Rev. M. L. Kesler, W. H. Taylor, W. M. S. Rol- 
lins and J. W. Grayson. 

Periodicals — Reverends J. S. Farmer, S. T. Conrad and John 
Pendergrass. 

Aged Ministers — A. F. Morgan, N. Buchanan and Mc. Free- 
man. 

Nominations — J. L. Barnes, C. G. Hill and W. C. Morris. 

TREASURER'S CONDENSED REPORT 

Since the close of last report up to the opening of this session, 
September 2*7th, I have received for 



6 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

State Missions > $165 17 

Foreign Missions 224 18 

Home Missions 146 94 

Orphanage . . 108 7& 

Ministerial Eduaction , r 00 

Aged Ministers Relief r 50 

Sunday School Missions 2 30 

$649 87 

With request for auditing this report as respectfully submitted,, 
September 27,. 1905, 

A. L. Grayson, Treasurer 

On motion adjourned to meet 9 a. m. tomorrow. 
Benedidtion by Rev. R. A. Hedgepath. 

Thursday Morning Session 

The Association met at 9 a. m. Song, Jesus Lover. 
Bro. G. P. Fruett conducted devotional exercises, using: 
the 47th division of the Psalms. Prayer was offered by 
Rev. Livingston Johnson. Song, What a Friend we have 
in Jesus. Prayer by Rev, E. Buchanan. The Association 
was then called to order by the Moderator and minutes of 
yesterday read and approved. 

Called for visiting brethren and Rev. M . L. Kesler 
was recognized in his official capacity representing the 
Orphanage. On motion order of business for the morning 
Session was Periodicals followed by State Missions. 

Rev. J. S. Farmer read the following : 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS 

This is an age of reading; and people are going to read some- 
thing; and Baptists are worthy of the best that can be had. They 
stand for a great and God-given work and that they may more ef- 
ficiently do that work, they need the best possible help. We rec- 
ommend and urge that all of our people dilligently and contin- 
uously study God's word. Woe unto us if we should neglect that 
greatest of all books. We further recommend the Biblical Rec- 
order, the organ of our Baptist State Convention. It has efficiently 
served our people for more than seventy years, and is now in bet- 
ter condition and better able to serve than ever before in its history. 
Every Baptist home should have the Recorder, that they may 
keep in touch with our work in our own State. Charity and Chil- 
dren, the organ of our Orphanage, should be heartily supported. 
It is worthy of a place in every home. We should urge every 
Sunday School to take a club of ten or more, and so secure it at 
sixty cents per copy. The North Carolina Baptist is doing a com- 
mendable work, and is worthy of a liberal patronage. It is making 



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si specialty of the temperence question, and this alone is commend- 
able. We further recommend the Foreign Mission Journal of 
Richmond, Va. • The Home Field, of Atlanta, Ga., and' the liter- 
ature of our Sunday School Board of Nashville, Tenn. 
Respectfully submitted. 

J. S. Farmer 
S. F. Conrad 
J. M. Pendergrass 

Pending motion to adopt, report was discussed by 
Reverends J. S. Farmer, S. T. Conrad and M. L, Kesier. 
The report was then adopted. 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS 

This report was read by Rev. Livingston Johnson as 
follows : 

The State Mission Board began its work in 1830. It is impos- 
sible to know all the events of its work. Until twenty years ago 
the missioneries were not required to give statistical reports, and 
hence no statistics of the work of fifty years are obtainable. In 
1882 blanks were furnished the missioneries for making their 
reports. On these blanks statistics of the work were to be given. 
From these reports we gather some valuable information. Fol- 
lowing is, a brief summary of the work done since 1882: 

Number baptized by missioneries ... 27,605 

Number of churches organized 754 

Number of houses of worship built 746 

Amount paid for building houses of worship $114,061.74 
Number of Sunday Schools organized 742 

There are in the State 1792 Missionery Baptist Churches. 
Seven hundred and fifty four — nearly three-sevenths of these were 
organized by missioneries of the Board during the past twenty-two 
years. These are some of the direct results of the Board's work. 
We cannot estimate the indirect results. Each of these churches 
have added to our denominational strength. Eternity only can 
record the number of souls that have been won to Christ through 
these churches that have been founded by the Board. It is not too 
much to claim that three-fourths of the money coming into our 
denominational treasurery comes from the churches that have been 
founded and fostered by the Board. All this and more has been 
done — what remains to be done? A large area of rich virgin soil 
remains untouched. There are five counties in the State with only 
one preacher to the county, and that one would not be there were 
he not supported in large part by the Board. There are five county 
seats that have no Baptist church nor a Baptist preacher. Many 
new towns are yet untouched and are making urgent appeals to 
the Board for help. Many of the older towns which the Board 
aided in establishing the first church, are now asking aid for one 
or more mission points. This is due to the rapid growth of many 
of our towns. The Board has one hundred and fifty missionaries 
at work in different parts of the state; and could find profitable 
employment for as many more if the means were only at hand for 



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their support. We are working on a $30,000. basis this year and 
must enlarge our work or lose a golden opportunity. 

Livingston Johnston, ) ^ 

E. Buchanan, \ Committee. 

Pending motion to adopt, the report ably discussed by 
Livingston Johnson, Rev. C. B. Justice and Rev. A. P. 
Sorrels. Song, Come sing of the Saviour. Then took 
pledges for State Missions amounting to $372.00. The re- 
port was then adopted. 

Rev. C. B. Justice offered a resolution that the Board 
of Missions and Sunday Schools be authorized to employ 
Rev. D. C. Britt at a salary of not more than $25.00 per 
month for ensuing year to canvass the Association in the 
interest of all our denominational work. 

Pending motion to adopt, Rev. C. B. Justice spoke 011 
the report. Then adopted the report. 

Benediction by Rev. M. M. Landrum. The Associa- 
tion adjourned for one hour. 

Thursday Evening Session 

The Association reassembled at 1 130 p. m. Was called 
to order by the Moderator. Songs "A Home of Rest,' 7 
and "Tell the Joyful News to all." Prayer by Rev. H. D. 
Harrill. 

REPORT ON WOMEN'S WORK 

Report on Women's Work as follows: This Work is compar- 
ative] y new in our State. For a long time the brethren were afraid 
to encourage the women in their work. They feared that they 
might go beyond the bounds, prescribed by Paul under the guid- 
ance of the Holy Spirit. Twenty-five years ago the Convention 
withdrew its opposition and the women were encouraged to orga- 
nize societies. There were then 14 Societies in the State and they 
contributed something over three-hundred dollars for Missions. 

Now we have 500 Societies and they are raising $16,500.00, or 
more than three times as much as all the churches in the Countries 
reported for all Mission objects at the time the women began their 
work, twenty-five years ago. 

The greatest work done by the women is not the amount of 
money raised, but the influence of the Societies in the Churches. 
The Churches have give up in their contributions to Missions within 
the last twenty-five years, from $4,600,00 to $58,000.00. 

It is the opinion of your Committee that this advance is due, 
in no small measure, to the stimulous which came from the Worn- 



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an's Missionary Societies. In future years yet greater results will 
be seen from this important department. 

The training of the children is in the hands of the women. As 
our women become more generally interested in Missions, they will 
sow Missionary Seed in the hearts of the children, which seeds will 
produce a rich harvest in the generations to come. We would com- 
mend to our pastors this important work and urge them to give to 
it their sympathy, encouragement and prayers. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Rev. W. B. Morton 

B. B. Price ]■ Committee. 
J. T. Bland 



I 



Pending Motion to adopt — The report was discussed 
by Reverends W. B. Morton and Livingston Johnson. The 
report was then adopted. 

Bro. A. F. Morgan read the following report on Aged 
Ministers Relief. 

RELIEF OF AGED MINISTERS 

In considering the various objects calling for our sympathy and 
support. We feel that none are more worthy, then contributing to 
the support and comfort of our Ministers who have spent their lives 
in devoted consecration and service in our Master's cause. We urge 
a special collection by this body, and think they should take a col- 
lection for this cause. 

We beleive that God's blessings will rest upon all who cheer- 
fully give to the support of our aged Ministers. And they will feel 
that we have not forgotten them in their old age and destitution, 
and they will rejoice over it. May our prayers be that they may 
not want for any good thing. 

With tender sympathy. A. L. Morgan ) 

N. Buchanan > Committee. 
G. M. Freeman ) 

Pending Motion to adopt — Rev. C. B. Justice address- 
ed the association, and took a cash collection for aged Min- 
isters amounting to $14.23. Then the report was adopted. 

On motion the Churches were requested to take a 
Christmas collection for aged Ministers relief. 

Song, Nearer my God to Thee. 

REPORT ON TIME AND PLACE 
The committee on time and place, and nominations to 
State and Southern Baptist Conventions reported through 
chairman J. L. Barnes as follows : 

We your committee on time and place for next annual session, 
Introductory Sermons, Nominations to State and Southern Baptist 
Conventions and Trustees for our Schools, submit the following re- 
port : S 



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(i)Next session of this body be held with the Cooper's Gap 
Church beginning on Wednesday before the first Sundav in October 
1906. Rev. C. B. Justice preach the introductory sermon with Rev. 
A. P. Sorrels alternate. 

(2)Delegates to State Baptist convention, Rev. C. B. Justice, 
D. J. Hunt, B. B. Price and A. L. Grayson. 

(3) Delegates to Southern Baptist convention, Reverends W. B. 
Morton, C. B. Justice, Z. T. Whitesides and J. M. Walker. 

(4)Trustees for Schools, C. B. Justice, J.D.Morris, B. B. Price 
and J. E. Jimerson. 

Rev. C. B. Justice moved to amend, by striking out the 
word Cooper's Gap and substituting in the lieu thereof, the 
word Rutherfordton. The amendment was lost and report 
of the committee was adopted. 

REPORT OF BOARD OF MISSIONS AND SUNDAY SCHOOLS 

This report was read by Rev. C. B. Justice and in con- 
nection with this a report of Sunday School work, read by 
Rev. G. B. Pruett. Report of Board of Missions and Sunday 
Schools as follows : 

Annual Report of Board of Missions and Sunday Schools: At 
the first meeting of the Board after the adjournment of the Associ- 
ation in 1904, the Board met at Rutherfordton, and proceeded to 
map out the work for the year. Rev. J. S. Gwaltney was appointed 
Missionary to the field in Mc Dowell county at a salary of $140.00, 
for three-fourths of his time, with instructions to visit all the 
Churches and destitute neighborhoods on the field; and arrange a 
list of appointments so as to give each congregation preaching once 
a month. As we were subsequently informed, he found that some 
of the Churches had called Pastors to fill their pulpits, so there 
was not enough work on the field to employ all of his time. He was 
therefore authorized to preach one Sunday in each month at Glen- 
wood. He reports having traveled . . . miles, preached. . . ser- 
mons, made Pastoral Visits, Baptized , received by letter 

, collected for Foreign Missions $ , State Missions 

$ , Home Missions $ , for Orphanage $ , and 

on Salary $ No. of Sunday Schools on the field 

With an enrollment of scholars and .... teachers. The 

Board was asked to appropriate $240.00, to the support of Bro. W. B. 
Morton, which it very kindly consented to do. Bro. Morton's re- 
port shows that he has preached 137 sermons, Baptized 7, and col- 
lected for various objects fostered by the convention, $197.48. Thir- 
ty dollars was appropriated to Bro. E. Buchanan on his field. He 
reports having preached eighty-two sermons, supplied four stations, 
baptized four, collected for State Missions $5.00, for Foreign Mis- 
sions $4.00. The churches on the field consigned to Bro. Gwaltney, 
who had called Pastors before he went into the field, made no appli- 
cation for aid, nor did they inform the Board as to whom they had 
called. It is therefore impossible for the Board to act intelligently, 
for these reasons no appropriations were made to these churches. 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 11 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS 

We recognize, with gratitute to Almighty God, the fact that 
some of the churches in the bounds of the Association are doing a 
noble work along this line. But it is a sad fact that some of them 
are not developing the work as energetically as its importance de- 
mands. The letters from the churches report Sunday Schools 

with an enrollment of scholars and teachers. There still re- 
mains a great deal of unoccupied territory to be developed. . 

As authorized by your body at its last session, the Board at its 
first meeting employed Bro. G. B. Pruett to canvass the territory 
in the bounds of the Association, in the interest of Sunday Schools, 
Education and Missions, — agreeing to pay him at the rate of $20.00 
per month for his services. His report is hereto appended. The 
Sunday School Society referred to in the report of this Board a year 
ago met at Mt. Vernon Church on the 27th and 28th of July 1905. 
While the attendance was not what it might have been, a number of 
churches not being represented, the meeting was very pleasant and 
we hope profitable. We urge all the Churches to attend the next 
meeting of the Society, which will be held with the church at Chap- 
el Hill, commencing on before the Sunday in 

1906. 

By order of the Board. 

C. B. Justice, Chairman. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL WORK 

Bro. G. B. Pruett read as follows : 

Beleiving that the Sunday School is the Church engaged in 
studyingand teaching the Bible, and that this work is clearly auth- 
orized in the Bible, and that it is the richest and ripest field for 
Christian Endeavor at the present time : That our State Convention 
is seeking wisely to emphasize it as a factor in our development, and 
for us as Churches and Associations it promises a wide and open 
door of splendid opportunity. 

Your committee would earnestly recommend : 

(1) That all of our Churches put more life, energy and consecra- 
tion into this imperative teaching work coming to us. 

(2) That every Sunday School be kept open, if possible, every 
Sunday in the year. 

(3) That special effort be made by Pastors, Superintendents and 
other workers, to enlist in the Sunday Schools the adult members 
of our Churches as well as an increasing attendance on the part of 
the children. 

(4) That we encourage the organization of branch and Mission 
Sunday Schools until a School will be in reach of every man, woman 
and child in our Association. 

(5) That each School send full reports to the Association, so that 
the Sunday School table may contain complete statistics. 

(6) That the Schools provide themselves with Baptist Literature, 
ordering the same through our book store at Raleigh, N. C. 

(7) That we arrange with our State Sunday School Secretary, to 
hold within our territory during the coming year, one or more Sun- 
day School Institutes, with a view to training our Officers and 
Teachers, and improving our Sunday School conditions. 



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(8) That we have a Sunday School Convention in the different 
sections of our Association on each fifth Sunday, in the interest of 
Sunday School work. 

(9) That we heartily endorse the Sunday School department of 
the Baptist State Convention, and we recognize Sunday School Mis- 
sions as one of our regular benevolent objects, and that we pledge 
ourselves to contribute of our means to its support. To our know- 
ledge some of the most prosperous Churches are the direct out- 
growth of the Sunday School. This being the facts, we should be 
encouraged to greater activity in Sunday School work. From the 
natural order of things we are obliged to concede that the future 
hope of our Church and State, rests on the boys and girls of to-day. 
How careful then we should be to give them the proper trainining 
while they are young. Fixing in their minds the Truths and Prin- 
ciples of the Blessed Gospel of our Saviour. 

Respectfully submitted, G. B. Pruett ") 

W. C. Morris ! ^ 

L. L. Deek f Committee. 

J. H. Raburn J 

Following this is a report of the work done by Bro. G. B. Pruett 
while employed by Board of Missions and Sunday Schools as follows : 

To the Board of Missions and Sunday Schools of the Green Riv- 
er Association. While I have not been able to attend but few of 
the Churches in the Association this year, I have given fourteen 
days to the work of the Sunday Schools, and in the interest of 
the Round Hill and Clear Creek Academies. My expenses have 
been five dollars and twenty-five cents. 

Submitted, G. B. Pruett., 

Pending motion to adopt, Bro. G. B. Pruett, R. A. 
Hedgepath and C. B. Justice addressed the Association. 
The report was then adopted. 

Hymn — Blessed be the Tie. 

REPORT ON DECEASED MINISTERS 

Bro. J. H. Nanney read report on Deceased Ministers 
as follows : 

So far as can be ascertained by your committee, The Lord in 
His Goodness has spared the lives of all our Ministers. Let us 
thank Him for His mercies, and ask if it is His will that their lives 
may still be precious in His sight. 

Respetfully submitted, 

J. H. Nanney, 

A. E. Flack, 

G. H. Gilliam, Committee. 

The Moderator announced the order of business Friday 
as follows : 

(1,) State of Religion, (2,) Orphanage, (3,) Foreign 
Missions, (4,) Education, (5,) Home Missions, (6,) Temp- 
erance. 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 13 

On motion, adjourned to meet at 9.00 a. m. tomorrow. 
Benediction by Rev. A. P. Sorrels. 

Friday Morning Session 

The Association met at 9.00 a. m. Hymn — O How I 
Love Jesus. Devotional exercises conducted by Rev. S. A. 
Bridges, using the 19th division of the Psalms. Prayer by 
Rev. S. A. Bridges. Hymn — Blessed be the Tie. Prayer 
by Rev. A. E. Poe. Hymn— Praise God from Whom all 
Blessings Flow. 

> The Association was called to order by the Moderator 

and the minutes of yesterday read and approved. Called 
for letters and visiting Brethren, None presented. 

Rev. M. M. Landrum offered a resolution as follows : 

Resolved, That we adhere to the statement of faith as set 
forth in the articles of faith heretofore adopted by this Asso- 
ciation. We regard Baptism and the Lord's supper as being the 
only ordinances divinely appointed, and do not regard footwash- 
ing as being one of the ordinances. We further advise that all 
churches that have footwashing as an ordinance in their articles 
of faith to strike it out. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. M. LANDRUM. 

Whereas the minutes of the session of this body in 1903 
state that after a talk made by Dr. Landrum in the interest 
of Aged Ministers Releif, a collection was taken and the 
money turned over to Dr. Landrum, and Dr. Landrum re- 
quests that a statement be made that this money was not 
for him but was for the Aged Ministers Releif fund. On 
motion the resolution was adopted. Hymn — What a 
Friend We Have in Jesus. 

REPORT ON STATE OF RELIGION 

Rev. A. P. Sorrels read report on State of Religion 
as follows : 

James tells us there are two kinds of religion, viz.: Pure and 
vain. Pure religion is to visit the needy and help them. Bear 
one another's burdens. Poverty is a burden to some, help them 
financially. Affliction burdens others; visit, encourage, console 
and aid them. 

Sin is the great burden of the world; preach Christ to them.' 
Our churches are enjoying a season of prosperity in financial 



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things, they are on the up grade in contributions. If this is a 
true index to spirituality the state of religion is good. The in- 
crease by baptism is larger than it was last year. This is a hope- 
ful sign. Some of our churches need some good scriptural dis- 
cipline. We are too desirous for numbers and in some fail to 
require fruits meet for repentance. Vain religion is shown in 
pride, criticism, complaint and contention. This is to be guarded 
against. 

A. P. SORRELS, 
C. G. HILL, 
H. R. CORN, 

Committee. 

Pending motion to adopt, the report was discussed by 

Reverends A. P. Sorrels, S. A. Bridges and Bro. W. M. 

Gilliam. The report was then adopted. Song — Crowning* 

Jesus Lord of All. 

REPORT ON ORPHANAGE 

The report on Orphanage was read by Rev. M. L. 
Kesler as follows : 

The Thomasville Baptist Orphanage is twenty years old. 
These have been years of a glorious record, and yet it has had its 
history of tribulation and sorrow. Much of the toil and sacri- 
fice to which North Carolina Baptists point with pride has been 
put into this institution. Our equipment has been enlarging 
every year. We have a farm of over 400 acres. There are nine 
houses for the children and one infirmary for the sick; the cen- 
tral building for the school, a printing office, a machine shop, 
and during the past summer we have gone into the central Din- 
ing Hall, which is also known as the Faircloth Building. This 
hall can seat 350 children at one time. We have a system of 
waterworks and sewerage. The well is 876 feet deep and has 
forever settled the question of pure water. The trustees were 
driven to put in this sewerage system on account of the typhoid 
fever epidemic last fall which shocked the State. This epidemic 
raged for five months, claiming 80 victims, though only two 
died. This of course was at an enormous cost to the Orphan- 
age. So we have on our hands a debt of about $11,000. Now 
these acres of land, houses, shop and printing office, Charity and 
Children, school, debts and all are for the sake of the children. 
There are 277 of them now. They are to care for. There are 
nine teachers and nine matrons, as noble women as can be found 
anywhere. Your committee would urge that for the sake of 
raising the debt, that the churches strive to double their pledges 
this year, and besides that they make Thanksgiving Day an 
epoch making day for the Orphanage; and that in country 
churches, the Sunday nearest to Thanksgiving Day be observed 
so that each pastor may hold this service in each of his churches, 
and besides we urge that every Sunday-School take a collec- 
tion for the Orphanage once in each month. 
Respectfully submitted, 

M. L. KESLER, 
W. H. TAYLOR, 
W. U. S. ROLLINS. 



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Pending motion to adopt, Reverends M. L. Kesler, 
W. B. Morton and C. B. Justice discussed the subject with 
much feeling. Took pledges for Orphanage amounting to 
$383.00. Took cash collection and received $17.54. Then 
adopted the report. Song — No Not One. Adjourned for 
one hour. 

Friday Afternoon Session 

The Association convened at 1.30 p. m. After sing- 
ing Crown Him Lord of All, and All Hail, the Association 
«was called to order to order by Moderator. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS 

The report on Foreign Missions read by Rev. C. B. 
Justice as follows : 

The undersigned having been asked by the Association to 
prepare a paper on Foreign Missions, submit the following re- 
port for your consideration: 

Never in all the history of our Foreign Mission work have 
we had greater reason to render praise and thanksgiving to our 
God for his wonderful blessings on the efforts of his people to 
give the gospel to the world. The work has been greatly en- 
larged since Missions opened, many souls converted. The in- 
creased opportunities abroad, the increased zeal and contribu- 
tions of our people at home, together with the hopefulness and 
enthusiasm of the missionaries, should thrill our hearts with 
joy and awaken within us the song, "Praise God from Whom 
All Blessings Flow." 

There were baptized by our missionaries on the foreign field 
during the year ending May 1st, 1905, 2,231 converts, which was 
far in excess of those of any preceding year. During the same 
period fifty new missionaries were sent out, being a very large 
increase over the number sent out in any one year during the 
history of the convention. 

A comparison of what was ten years ago and what is now 
will give some idea of the growth of the work. Then we had 
91 missionaries, now 181; then we had 89 native helpers, now 
269; then 85 churches on the fields, now 194; then 22 church 
houses, now 132; then 1,503 Sunday-School scholars, now 5,496; 
then 581 baptisms for the year, now 2,231. In addition to these 
encouraging facts our missionaries, in many instances, have been 
provided with comfortable, healthful homes. Then we had no 
medical missionaries and no hospitals; today we have ten physi- 
cians (eight men and two women), two hospitals and several 
medical dispensaries. Of the fifty new missionaries sent out 6 
were sent to Africa; 4 to Argentina; 7 to Brazil; 23 to China-' 2 
to Italy; 2 to Japan; 6 to Mexico. Six others were, at the time 
ot the meeting of the convention, under appointment and ex- 
pected to leave for the foreign field in a short time. As a result 



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of the leadership of the Holy Ghost, new missions have been 
opened at the following points, to-wit: Chengchow, China, an 
important point in the interior; Victoria, Brazil; Tanis, Africa; 
Harmosillo, Mexico. 

During the year ending May first, many of the States have 
increased their contributions to this work so that the contribu- 
tions reached the unprecedented sum of $283,415.88, which was 
$35,786.19 more than had ever been contributed in any one year 
in the history of the convention. The total expense of Board, 
including cost of collecting in the States, woman's work, inter- 
est on borrowed money, etc., were less than ten cents on the 
dollar. Thus of every dollar given, more than 90 cents went to 
the missionaries. A covetous man finds it hard to believe this, 
but let those who have and give tell it out. The foregoing facts 
have been gathered from the report of the Foreign Mission 
Board to the Southern Baptist Convention, at its last meeting,, 
and being directly from headquarters are reliable and trust- 
worthy. The facts as we gather them from the reading of the 
letters show that there has been given by the churches belong- 
ing to this Association during the past year, for Foreign Mis- 
sions, $337.78, which is $ more than was contributed 

during the previous year. 

In view of the increase of our ability to give, of God's won- 
derful blessings on the word preached by our missionaries, the 
open doors before us, the thought that the world is hungering 
and dying for the gospel, and above all, in obedience to the 
command of our Saviour who says, "Go ye into all the world 
and preach the gospel to every creature." 

We suggest that every church and every individual make 
an honest, prayerful effort to increase their contributions to this 
work. 

We would furthermore recommend to the delegates from 
the different churches that in making their pledges to Foreign 
Missions they add not less than 25 per cent, to those of last year, 
and also that they each agree to raise a definite amount in their 
churches. Also we would suggest to the churches and pastors 
that they supply themselves liberally with the mission literature 
published by the Foreign Mission Board and distribute the same 
in their churches and Sunday-Schools. (This literature can be 
had without cost by writing to Dr. R. J. Willingham, Richmond, 
Va.) 

We advise all our people to subscribe for and read the For- 
eign Mission Journal, published at Richmond, Va., at 25 cents 
a year, in clubs of ten or more, and thereby familiarize them- 
selves with mission fields, the missionaries and the progress of 
the work. 

Finally, permit us to suggest in the spirit of the Master that 
each church set apart the Sunday of their regular service in De- 
cember as a day of prayer for Foreign Missions and that the 
pastor preach a sermon on the subject to be followed by a lib- 
eral contribution in aid of this vital department of our work. 

Brethren, pray for the power of the Holy Ghost to come 
upon the Zion of God, that souls may be converted, offerings 
enlarged and the kingdom of Christ come. 

C. B. JUSTICE, 
A. P. MANNEY, 

Committee. 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION M 

Pending motion to adopt, the report was discussed by 
Rev. C. B. Justice, After singing Over the Ocean Wave, 
pledges were taken for Foreign Missions amounting to $319. 

A cash collection was taken amounting to $5-7 2 * 
The report was then adopted, 

RERORT ON EDUCATION 

The report on education read by Rev. C. B. Justice as 
follows : 

To the end that we may discuss this subject intelligently let 
us first get a clear, definite understanding of the meaning of 
education, the definition of which is: "To bring out properly 
the inducing, leading out, or drawing out the latent powers of 
an individual. 

From the philosophic point of view every one is educated, 
his powers being developed for good or evil by all he sees, 
hears, feels or does. Education in this sense begins when one 
enters the world and continues all the time he is in it. In a 
more specific sense it is used of a premediated effort on the part 
of parents, teachers, and professors to draw out one's intellec- 
tual and moral endowment, encouraging what is good to one's 
self and society, and discouraging what is hurtful. With this is 
combined an effort to give more or less of technical training 
to fit the scholar or student for the occupation by which he de- 
sires or is likely to support himself through life." 

If it be true that everyone is educated, his powers being 
developed for good or evil \>y all that he sees, hears, feels or 
does, how careful ought we to be to see that the environments 
of the young should not only be purged of all evil, but that their 
surroundings should be wholesome, moral and religious. There 
are two antagonistic systems of education in the world, the devil 
being at the head of one and the Lord God Almighty at the head 
of the other. 

Moved by the Holy Ghost, God's people have established 
religious schools, academies and colleges, where the people can 
be taught and developed under the most desirable religious in- 
flunces and protected very largely from the demoralizing influ- 
ences that are so fatal to the character of the young during the 
school age. 

At the head of this system the Baptists have placed "Wake 
Forest College" for the boys, and the "Baptist University" for 
the girls. These are doing a work the beneficent results of 
which will continue while time lasts. Each of these are worthy 
of the support and patronage of all who have sons, daughters, 
or wards to educate. Contributary to these we have some 45 Or 
50 Baptist academies and high schools distributed over the State 
from the Tennessee line to the Atlantic ocean. 

All of these have opened most flatteringly, the enroll- 
ments being larger than those on any former occasion. 

Round Hill Academy, as you know, which is the property 
of this Association, and controlled by it, is situated at Union 
Mills, 10 miles north of Rutherfordton and 16 miles south of 



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Marion on the Southern railroad, is controlled by a Board of 
Trustees appointed by the Association. The faculty at present 
is composed of Rev. D. J. Hunt, principal; Miss Effie Lynch, 
lady principal; Miss Inez Field, teacher of music and English; 
Miss Una Jones, teacher of Latin, pure mathematics, etc. 

The trustees have been very fortunate in being able to em- 
ploy a faculty so efficient and well equipped for the work. It is 
a great pleasure to your committee to be able to recommend 
this school, equipped as it is, to your confidence and patronage. 

Since the first opening of this school six years ago, there 
have gone out from it 15 or 20 teachers, into various sections 
of this and adjoining counties, who are not only helping the peo- 
ple intellectually, but religiously. In addition to the above re- 
sults numbers of young men and women have returned to their 
homes and churches where they are doing a good work for God 
and humanity. 

We also have, at Clear Creek, under the management of Bro. 
J. H. Nanney, a preparatory school, which is doing a good work 
and proving a great blessing to the people of that section. 

We bespeak for these schools and also for "Wake Forest" 
and "The Baptist University for Women" the hearty support of 
all our people. 

Appreciating the necessity and importance of an educated 
ministry we beg to advise the churches not to ordain or license 
any man as a minister of the gospel who refuses or fails to take 
advantage of the present ample opportunities and educate him- 
self. We make this suggestion knowing that any young man 
called of God to the ministry can get an education. All our 
schools give free tuition to worthy young men called of God 
who are preparing themselves for the ministry, while Wake For- 
est will give both tuition and board to such. 

C. B. JUSTICE, 
L. D. HEMPHILL, 
A. F. GEER, 
[ Committee 

The treasurer's report of Round Hill and Clear Creek 
Academies was read in connection with above report as 
follows : 

Treasurer of Board of Trustees for Round Hill Acad- 
emy as follows : 

Number of pupils enrolled last term, 160. 

Number of teachers four, as follows: 

Rev. D. J. Hunt, at salary per month of $ 40.00 

Miss Mildona Livingston, salary per month of 40.00 

Miss Belinda Pruett, salary per month of 30.00 

Miss Irene D. Latham, salary per month of 30.00 

Total amount paid teachers for the year $1,221.00 

Incidental expenses $ 1401 

Printing catalogues 16.00 

Other expenses 60.00 

Total expense of school. $1,311.01 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 19 

Total amount of tuition paid and unpaid $1,208.16 

Received of Rev. A. E. Brown of Home Mis- 
sion Board 200.00 



$1,408.16 $1,311.01 
Leaving a balance of $ 97.16 in treas. 

The indebtedness last year was $779.40 

This year for furniture 83.24 

For library 64.00 

Making all debts told $926.64 

Received on this debt this year cash $ 88.00 

Received on this debt this year, notes 120.00 

Received on pledges of last Association 23.95 

Received on library 43-°o 



$274-95 
Total received 926.64 



Leaving a balance on debts $651.69 

Report for Clear Creek School as follows : 

Number of months last term 5 

Number Of pupils enrolled 65 

Number of teachers 2 

Value of school property $500.00 

Indebtedness " 92.13 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. D. MORRIS, 
Secretary and Treasurer for Board of Trustees. 

Pending motion to adopt, these reports were discussed 
by Rev. C. B. Justice, Rev. D. J. Hunt and J. H. Nanney. 
The report was then adopted. 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS 

The report on Home Missions was read by Rev. M. M. 
Landrum as follows : 

The changing commercial conditions of "the South are pro- 
ducing mission fields, the extent and needs of which our people 
but little realize, I fear. They have grown up in connection with the 
coal mines in Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama; and iron mines 
and manufactories of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkan- 
sas and Texas and other States; and with the cotton mills which 
are located chiefly in North and South Carolina and Georgia. 
In late years there has been an enormous development in all of 
these industries. These of themselves constitute a great and 
destitute mission field, and already in some of these places great 
destitution prevails. We believe the most wonderful commercial^ 
development of recent years has been the cotton mill industry of* 
the South. Around these mills have sprung up villages and 



20 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

towns ranging from 200 to 6,000 inhabitants; and almost every 
one of these mills is mission ground, and, as we see it, hard to 
be understood, and more difficult of successful management; 
there are but few who understand them. We can talk, plan, and 
resolute, etc., but the successful plan to manage and train these 
is yet to be formulated as we see it. Their houses of worship on 
the field are in most cases to be built yet. This is a very im- 
portant and pressing need to be met. Where churches have been 
built we now have some strong self-supporting churches. Then 
our negro brethren are to be looked after and cared for, for we 
know they are not competent to care for themselves. The cities 
that are being filled with foreigners are calling on the Home 
Board for help and this is an important field and should be of 
intense interest to all of us. Not to seize on them is to largely 
surrender a stronghold. This calls for large, persistent and im- 
mediate action, and in view of the fact of larger importing to our 
shores of foreign emigrants intensifies it. With this work in 
competent hands, with adequate means at their disposal, and the 
blessing of God on their efforts, we need have no fear. Then 
with all this field of the board, there is Cuba to be provided for. 
Now, as we trust, there is a happy termination of the trouble 
which for years has disturbed our work there; we thank God 
for this happy termination of these difficulties, and look to God 
for the promotion of His kingdom in this land. We must en- 
large our forces here. Also under this Board is another of the 
most important factors in the problem of evangelization is the 
establishment and equipment of colleges and academies. We 
are much gratified at what has been done on this line, and are' 
pleased to note that plans are on foot by this Board in confer- 
ence and co-operation with the Home Mission Society and some 
of the State Boards for the firmer establishment and better 
equipment of our Baptist schools in our territory. We call spec- 
ial attention to this Association to provide for the better equip- 
ment of its schools. 

So, brethren, the Macedonian cry comes to us from all over 
our beloved Southland; a cry of greatest importance. It is for 
us to say whether or not we will hear the cry and respond to the 
needs. 

The Home Field, published' by this Board we would recom- 
• mend your taking for information as to this work. 

M. M. LANDRUM, 
W. L. HAYNES, 
W. H. GILLIAM, 

Committee. 

Pending motion to adopt, Rev. M. M. Landr urn took 
pledges for Home Missions amounting o $139. The re- 
port was then adopted. 



REPORT ON TEMPERENCE 

This report was read by Rev. J. S. Gwaltney as follows : 

Your committee on temperance submits the following for your 
consideration: 

What shall we accomplish by annually giving to the world 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 21 

facts and figures as to the amount of strong drink used, and the 
number of souls ruined by it? The great demon of destruction 
goes on with the sanction of a great many Christians^ destroying 
and undermining the moral will of men, and making them slaves 
of strong drink. The Watts law has done great good in some 
respects, while in others it has not. It is only a compromise 
with the liquor traffic. We can never succeed in moving alcohol 
from this country till the Christian people stand together, and 
cast their votes against it at the ballot box. This is a duty we 
owe to God and to our fellow-man. Let us seriously consider 
this question, and do our duty and we will gain the victory. We 
have temporized with temperance long enough. Let us as Chris- 
tians, petition our next Legislature to order an election for a 
constitutional amendment granting state-wide prohibition, thus 
taking the question out of petty politics. 

J. S. GWALTNEY, 

R. T. LOGAN, 

C. C. LOVELACE, 

Committee. 

On motion to adopt the report Rev. J. S. Gwaltney, 
G. B. Pruett and D. J. Hunt addressed the Association. 
The report was then adopted. 

On motion the Constitution was amended, and the next 
Association will meet on Thursday instead of Wednesday. 
Rev. W. L. Haynes offered a resolution of thanks to the 
Bethel Church and community for their kind hospitality in 
entertaining the Association, and also to the choir for the 
splendid music during the session of the Association. 

After some tender and pathetic words of council by 
the Moderator and C. B. Justice, the Association adjourned 
to meet with the Coopers Gap Church on Thursday before 
the first Sunday in October, 1906. Song — Wonderful 
Peace. Closing prayer by Rev. M. M . Landrum. 

J. D. MORRIS. Rev. D. J. HUNT. 

Clerk. Moderator 



22 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



CONSTITUTION 

This Association shall be known as the Green River Baptist 
Association and shall be composed of Baptist churches whose 
articles of Faith and Constitutions are in harmony with those of 
the Association. 

Each church shall be allowed a representation of two dele- 
gates, in addition to their regular ordained ministers, and every 
church of over fifty members shall be allowed one additional del- 
egate for every fifty additional members. 

The primary objects of the Association shall be to encourage 
and support Wake Forest College, to educate young men called 
of God to the Ministry and approved by the churches to which 
they belong; to encourage education among the people of the 
State; to support the Gospel in the destitute portions of the State 
and of the Southern Baptist Convention, to send the Gospel to 
the Nations that have it not; to encourage the distribution and 
study of the Bible and a sound religious literature to assist Bap- 
tist churches in the erection of houses of worship, to encourage 
the proper care of indigent orphan children and destitute and 
aged ministers of the Gospel, to encourage the organization and 
support of Baptist Sunday-Schools; and to co-operate with the 
Baptist State Convention in all its departments of labor. 

The Association shall meet annually on Thursday before the 
first Sabbath in October. 

The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator, Clerk 
and Treasurer, who shall be elected by the Association and con- • 
tinue in office until their successors are elected. 

The Moderator shall preside or fill the chair, by calling some 
member of the body thereto, and enforce order in accordance 
with Mell's Parliamentary Practice. 

The clerk shall record the proceedings, conduct the corre- 
spondence, and publish and distribute the Minutes. 

The Treasurer shall receive all funds contributed by the 
churches or individuals to the object of the Association, receipt- 
ing the contributors for the same; and forward all contributions 
to their proper destination, and make a full report of all receipts 
and disbursements to the Association at its annual session, and 
on retiring from his office turn over to his successor all moneys, 
papers and books belonging thereto. 

There shall be appointed by the Association at each session 
a Board of Missions and Sunday-Schools, consisting of one 
member from each church belonging to the Association and 
other brethren living in Rutherfordton or its immediate vicinity, 
five of whom shall constitute a quorum, which during the inter- 
vals between the meetings of the Associations, shall have charge 
of the various interests and objects fostered by the Association, 
and shall encourage the churches to give liberally thereto, and 
shall make a full report of its work including such suggestions 
relative thereto as it may think advisable to the Association at 
its annual sessions. 

The President, or in case of his death or disqualification, any 
three members of the Board may call a meeting thereof. 

This constitution may be changed or amended at any annual 
session by two-thirds of the representatives voting in the affirm- 
ative. 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 23 

ASSOCIATION COVENANT 

Article I. We believe in one only and true God, and that 
there are three Persons in the Godhead — the Father, the Son, 
and Holy Ghost, and these are one in Substance, and equal in 
power and glory. 

Article 2. We believe the scriptures of Old and New Tes- 
taments are the Word of God, and the only rule of faith and 
practice. 

Article 3. We believe in the doctrine of original sin. 
Article 4. We belieVe in man's impotency to recover him- 
self from the fallen state he is in by his own free will and ability. 
Article 5. We believe that sinners are justified in the sight 
of God only through the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ. 
Article 6. We believe the saints shall preserve in grace, 
and that they never shall finally fall away. 

Article 7. We believe that Baptism and the Lord's Supper 
are ordinances instituted by Christ and the true believers are 
the only proper subjects thereof. 

Article 8. We believe that immersion is the only Scriptural 
mode of baptism. 

Article 9. We believe that no person has a right to admin- 
ister the ordinances but such as are regularly called and quali- 
fied thereto. 

Article 10. We believe in the resurrection of the dead, and 
a general judgment; that the punishment of the wicked shall 
be everlasting, and the joys of the righteous eternal. 

Article n. We, the members of the Green River Baptist 
Association, agreeing to the above Articles of Faith, do, for and 
in behalf of the churches which we represent, covenant and 
agree and give ourselves up to each other in church and Chris- 
tian fellowship, in order to keep up the unity of the spirit in the 
bonds of peace, and to assist each other in all matters of distress 
and to pray for each other's prosperity. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Fix time of meeting and adjournment. 

2. Call for messengers present without letters from their 
churches. 

3. Call for applications for membership in this Body. 

4. Appoint committees on Preaching and Finance. 

5. Recognize, in their official capacity, any present who 
may represent general denominational interests. 

6. Call for correspondents, renewing the call at the open- 
ing of each morning session. 

7. Appoint committees on State of Religion, State, Home 
and Foreign Missions, Sabbath Schools, Temperance, Educa- 
tion, Orphanage, Deceased Ministers, Aged Ministers, Nomina- 
tions, State and Southern Conventions, Place and Introductory 
Sermon of next Session, Periodicals, etc., urging reports as soon 
as possible. 

8. Miscellaneous business. 

9. Ordered: That this Association at this session (1894), 
appoint a suitable man as Historian, whose business it shall be 



24 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

to collect such facts as he may be able to do, in reference to our 
church and associational history and report the same annually,, 
until the same shall have been completed. 

10. Give an opportunity to present the claims of Foreign,, 
Home and State Missions and Orphanage, with any other gen- 
eral interest supported by his body. 

ii. Fix time and place of next meeting, and appoint the 
Introductory preacher and alternate, also minister to preach 
the missionary sermon. 

12. Arrange general (or union) meetings. 

13. Appoint correspondents to other bodies. 

14. Call for reports of committees. 

15. Elect delegates to State and Southern Baptist Conven- 
tions. 

16. Elect Executive Board, provided for in Constitution. 

17. Arrange for printing, distributing minutes and paying 
Clerk. 

18. Adjourn. 



DIGEST OF CHURCH LETTERS 

A digest of the letters from the different churches 
show the following facts : 

Of the 42 churches belonging to this Association, 22 report 
151 additions by baptism, while 20 report no baptisms; 13 report 
a loss of 59, and 23 churches report a gain of 137, making a net 
gain of 78 members. Thirty-five churches report 37 Sunday- 
Schools with an attendance of 2,016 students. Thirty-two 
churches contributed to State Missions $320.68, ah increase of 
$69.40 over last year. Twenty-seven churches gave to Foreign 
Missions $345.70, being an increase of $60.00 over last year. 
Twenty-four churches gave to Home Missions $219.24, an in- 
crease of $27.90. Twenty-eight churches gave to Orphanage 
$210.84, an increase of $27.94 over last year. Eight churches 
also report having spent $869.90 on building and improvements. 
Seven churches gave to education $235.95, and four gave to sup- 
port of Aged Ministers $6.60. It is a sad fact that twenty 
churches report no baptisms. Seven report no Sunday-Schools. 
Ten report nothing given to State Missions. Fifteen report noth- 
ing to Foreign Missions. Eighteen report nothing to Home 
Missions. Fourteen report nothing to Orphanage. 



Respectfully submitted, 



S. A. BRIDGES, 

J. H. NANNEY: 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



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THE WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 
The Missionary Union of the Green River Association 

met in annual session at Bethel on Sept. 27, 1905. 

The President, Mrs. J. A. Grayson called the meeting 

to order. Mrs. Follet of Durham, conducted devotional 

exercises. The roll of Societies was called, and delegates 
enrolled as follows : 

Clear Creek — Not represented. 

Marion — Mrs. Hattie Ashworth and Mrs. Morgan. 
Montford Cove — Letter. 
Mount Vernon — Mrs. Mattie Logan. 
Pleasant Hill— Letter. 

Round Hill — Mrs. C. S. Nanney, Mrs. L. M Morris and Miss 
N. M. Livingston. 

Rutherfordton — Mrs. J. A. Grayson. 

Sunbeams 

Mt. Vernon — Letter. 

Rutherfordton — Mrs. J. A. Grayson. 

A letter of greeting was read by Mrs. Follet. 

Mrs. Follet made a very impressive talk on the work of the 
Societies. 

The delegates were instructed to confer with their Societies 
and decide whether their contribution should go on the Church 
pledges. 

The Union adjourned. 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 29, 1905 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Mrs. Follet. After 
which she gave a very interesting talk on the different mission 
fields, illustrating from the map. Then organized a Sunbeam 
Society, and reorganized the Womon's Missionary Society in 
Bethel Church. 

The Union closed with prayer by Mrs. Grayson. 

Next session to be held at Coopers Gap, 1906. 

Mrs. J. A. Grayson, Pres. 
Mrs. C. S. Nanney, Sec. 



NAME OF SOCIETIES, OFFICERS AND POST OFFICES 



SOCIETIES 


PRESIDENTS 


SECRETARIES 


P. O. 




Miss Maggie Hudgins 
*' Mattie Justice.. 

Mrs. Mattie Logan. .. 
Flora "Whiteside 

" Ida Dobbins 

" J. S. Taylor . 


Mrs. J. M. Dillinger 
" S. L. Hampton 

Miss M. J. Walker. . 

Mrs. Lillie Taylor . . 

C. S. Nanney.. 

" J.A.Grayson.. 




Montford Cove... 
Mount Vernon.... 
Pleasant Hill — '. 

Round Hill 

Rutherfordton — 


Otter Creek 

Rutherfordton ... 

Union Mills 

Rutherfordton — 






Miss RuthD. Walker 
Mrs. J. A. Grayson. . 


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Rutherfordton ... 







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CONTRIBUTIONS 


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$6.00 
6.03 

36.00 
3.90 

15.94 

16.05 


$10.25 
2.25 

12.63 
1.35 
7.76 

15.65 


$11.17 
10.42 
6 86 
1.40 
5.00 
17.97 


$12.00 
3.30 




$39.42 
22 00 






Mount Vernon 

Pleasant Hill 




55.49 
6 65 








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29.70 
100.60 


Rutherf ordton 


47.93 




1.28 
2.52 


1.28 

2.47 


1.28 

5.88 






3 87 








10 84 











IN MEMORIAM 

In memoriam of the ^deceased presidents and ex-presidents 
of the Woman's Missionary Societies of the Green River Asso- 
ciation. "For so he giveth his beloved sleep." Ps. 127-2. 
"Asleep in Jesus! Oh, how sweet, 
To be for such a slumber meet." 

How applicable these words of the poet and psalmist, to the 
loved ones of our beloved sisters. 

Mrs. D. J. Hunt was born February 22, 1869; professed faith 
in Christ at the age of thirteen years, joined Friendship church, 
near White Pine, Tenn. Was baptized by Rev. Henry Hale. 
At the time of her conversion she dedicated her heart and life 
to God freely, and grew up in Him as steadily and unmistakably 
as the tender plant grows out of a rich indiginous soil. As she 
was a teacher of public schools, her Church, Sunday-School and 
Mission work were connected with different churches until the 
autumn of 1899, when she, with her husband, Rev. D. J. Hunt, 
went to Union Mills to teach in Round Hill Academy. Here she 
connected herself with the Church, Sunday-School and Mission- 
ary Society, and July I, 1900, was elected president of the Round 
Hill Woman's Missionary Society, and served faithfully for two 
and a half years. She always had something inspiring to say 
to the members. She loved to talk of Jesus and His precious 
promises. Was very much interested in the work of missions, 
realizing that the word mission means "to give;" she gave of 
her own means freely and never failed to try to impress upon 
the members of the society the responsibility that rests upon 
them, a part of the great Southland, to help to send the gospel to 
those who have it not, and also that much can be done at home. 

Much of her time was spent in visiting the sick and the 
needy, comforting them with her soul-cheering- conversation. 
Many poor children were brought into the Sunday-School 
through her influence, and many good workers joined the Mis- 
sionary Society. 

Although in ill health for several months before she died, 
she remained president until her death and during her illness 
she missed but few meetings and her interest did not wane. She 
talked of the work until the last. She entered into rest January 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 27 

2j, 1902. When she realized that the death messenger had come, 
she did not shrink, did not murmur, but met him with a smile 
recognizing that the Master had sent him, and in the stillness 
of the morning she went with the angelic convoy into the para- 
dise of God. 

Mrs. Martha Sorrels professed religion at the age of four- 
teen, under the ministry of Rev. G. W. Ivey, of the Methodist 
church, where she united with the church at Centennial, but later 
connected herself with the Baptist church at Round Hill, under 
the ministry of Rev. H. D. Harrill, where she remained a con- 
sistent member until her death, July 13, 1902. 

She was elected president of the Woman's Missionary So- 
ciety, of Round Hill church, June 5, 1898. At that time there 
was not another member of the society that would lead a pub- 
lic prayer. So she had the great burden of the work to carry. 
She often spoke of her weakness and inability to fill the office, 
but we realize that the weak are made strong in the service of 
the Lord, but she took up her cross and served faithfully until 
July 1, 1900, when she resigned in favor of Mrs. D. J. Hunt, and 
was elected vice-president, which office she held until March, 
1902, when on account of ill health had to give up this. 

As her body grew weak her faith grew stronger. She never 
lost interest in the great work of the Master. We knew if she 
was not with us at our meetings that we had her prayers and 
sympathy, and while on the bed of affliction she sent her contri- 
butions regularly. Then, as all along her life, spirituality and 
musical sweetness of disposition dominated her stainless heart 
and perfumed the holy atmosphere of her life. 

Spiritual darkness never beclouded her soul, nor contravened 
the bright visions of her Lord and Saviour, who lived in her by 
faith. 

Mrs. M. J. Walker was born October 22, 1849, professed re- 
ligion, joined the church, and was baptized at the age of four- 
teen years, at her home church, Dysartsville. She remained a 
consistent member until her death, March 17, 1904. She loved 
God and her church. 

For years she made a faithful president of the Woman's Mis- 
sionary Society, sparing not time, talent or means to advance 
God's cause and kingdom. She never missed a meeting unless 
providentially hindered. She was earnest and enthusiastic; a 
devoted president whose place is not easily filled. Her Christian 
influence was felt in the home, the church, the Sunday-School 
and the Missionary Society. 

She was the mother of nine children and lived to see them 
all happily converted and baptized. 

She was a true Christian with a yearning heart and a stead- 
fast hope. 

When the end came she talked with her loved ones as though 
it was a visit, and death was as calm and as beautiful as the 
roseate electric beauty of the setting sun. It could not have 
been otherwise, on account of the resplendent Christian life she 
had lived, and splendid graces and virtues she had grown and 
developed in character and womanhood. 

Miss Mary D. Smith professed religion, joined the church 
and was baptized by Rev. T. B. Justice in 1864; was a faithful 



28 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

member. Was president of the Woman's Missionary Society of 
Rutherfordton church for a number of years. This office she 
resigned on account of other pressing duties, but never lost in- 
terest in the work. Her business was such that she could rarely 
attend the meetings, but kept in close touch by inquiry of the 
progress. She paid her dues faithfully and was always ready 
for an extra offering. The treasurer said, "I never went to her 
for an extra offering and failed to get it." She realized, "It is 
more blessed to give than to receive." 

She loved her Saviour, and to Him 

Her costliest presents brought, 
To crown His head, or grace His name, 

No gift too rare, she thought. 

Mrs. Mary Grayson Morris was born September 29, 1872, 
and died June 12, 1905. She was converted at the early age of 
thirteen years; joined Bethel church and was baptized by Rev. 
W. H. Logan. Was elected the first president of Bethel Mis- 
sionarv Society. She always had the work at heart and loved to 
do her Saviour's bidding. When He called her to a duty, she 
at once responded. 

While president, she met every duty wisely and well. Her 
sweet Christian life was an inspiration to all who knew her. 
When she had to give up active work in the society she did not 
lose interest, but remembered the Master's work, and liberal 
giving. 

As her released spirit dropped its habitation of beautiful 
clay and swept out into the white radiance of eternal day, it left 
to those who loved her the realization of her complete triumph 
in her final hour. 

We, the members of different missionary societies, pay trib- 
ute today to these noble women, our presidents and ex-presi- 
dents. We who knew them best loved them best, and feel the 
resonance of harp strings tensely drawn in sweet memory of 
them. The sorrow that rests on the societies that have been 
bereft of these dear workers remains with them sad memories 
of our beloved sisters, and while other good women may join 
with us and others will take their places, the vacant chairs will 
never find occupants with firmer hold on the allegiance of their 
members than these whom we mourn today. But we will not 
forget that the summons which called them from their work here 
among us into the upper and better kingdom was from God. 

And to the societies that have b'een bereft of these: 

"The way at times may dark and dreary seem, 
No ray of sunshine on our pathway beam, 

The dark clouds hover o'er us all; 

But still with earnest purpose toil we on; 

And if our steps be upright, straight and true, 
Far in the east, a golden light shall dawn, 

And the bright smile of God come bursting through." 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



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I OO 


Cane Creek 








Chapel Hill 


6.82 

5 . OO 








C3 4 2 
12.17 

24 34 

12.81 

4 00 

19 00 

II OO 


Cherrv Spring;. . . . 




I 




Clear Creek 




- 




Columbus 

Cooper's Gap . . . 


3. 16 
1 .00 

5 00 
4 00 








Eureka. 

Harmony Grove 








Jessie's Grove . . 








I OO 


Marion 










20 82 


Mill Springs 
Montfords Cove. . 
Mountain Creek 


3 00 

7 49 
10.85 
1 .00 
20 76 
3 00 
1 .00 
8.27 
516 

10.00 

1 .00 

97 93 

3 IO 
1 .00 
2 .00 

4 00 
1 56 


4 OO 

8.30 

IOOO 

1.50 

21.97 

1 ■ 55 








12. II 

}8 . 20 

67 . 65 

S OO 


Mountain View 








Mount Vernon 








131 .21 

7 ■ 5 8 

7 20 

14.07 

22 46 

3 .00 

85.53 
4.00 

384- 2 3 
1 20 


Old Fort 

Piney Knob .... 
Pleasant Grove 


■3° 






Pleasant Hill. . 






Ruck Spring 


1 .00 

15-53 

1 50 

5650 

5 00 








Round Hill . 








Round Knob. 








Rutherfordton 
Sandy Plains. . 


1 5° 
7o 

2 . 25 


I OO 


2.30 


Silver Creek . . 






17.80 
2 00 


Stone Mountain . . 






Sunny Vale . . 












Trvon 


4.00 

2,20 
2.50 


3 00 
316 

1 35 
J 7 54 


3 00 






14.00 

9 93 
2 50 

1 35 

37 49 


Whiteside Valley 






Zion Hill . 








Portrum School 








Association Col'n 




5.72;.. 


H 23 












Total 


297 . 78 


536. 84' 2 10. 78 


192.91 


21 98 


r .00 


2.30 


1063 . 59 



A. L. Grayson, Treasurer, Green River Association. 
We have examined the accounts and receipts of A.L.Grayson, 
Treasurer of the Green River Association and find that he has re- 
ceiptsfrom Walters Durham, Treas., $822.75, for Missions. From 
Rev. B. D. Gray, $47.93 for a Missionary Box.' From S. H. Averett, 
Treas., $130.91, and from Rev. M. Kesler, General Manager, $72.00, 
making $202.91 for the Baptist Orphanage, and a total for all objects 
•^073 59 W. T. Payseur, ) a .... 

W. O. Watkins Auditing Committee. 



30 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



STATISTICAL 



Churches 



Bethel 

Bethlehem 

Beulah 

Big Level 

Bill's Creek 

Camp Creek 

Cane Creek 

Chapel Hill 

Cherry Springs . . 

Clear Creek 

Columbus 

Coopers Gap 

Dysartsville 

Eureka 

Hall Town 

Harmony Grove. . 
Jessie's Grove .... 

Macedonia 

Marion 

Mill Springs 

Montford Cove. . . 
Mountain Creek. . 
Mountain View . . 
Mount Lebanon . . 
Mount Vernon . . . 

Old Fort 

Piney Knob 

Pleasant Hill 

Pleasant Grove. . . 

Rock Spring 

Round Hill 

Round Knob 

Rutherfordton . . . 

Sandy Plains 

Silver Creek 

Stone Mountain . 

Sunny Va e 

Tryon 

Whitesides V 1 ey 
Zion Hi 



OS 5 

•2 * 



4 

3 

2 
I 

4 

i 

4 
i 

4 

i 

3 

2 
2 

3 

I 

4 
3 
234 
3 
1 

3 
4 

2 

2 



2 
2 
4 
3 
1, 3 



2, 4 
2 

3 
3 
4 
1 
2 
2 






g 






13 



160 114 11 126 28 44 1585 2741 4326 



87 
60 
13 

38, 
5 2 
3 2 
25 
13 
37 
48 

37 
5 1 
62 

5 
6 

59 

8 

62 

34 
60 
84 
9i 
23 
23 

JI 3 
2 5 
20 

103 
57 
x 5 

116 

17 
79 
10 

23 
24 

J 5 
i7 
26 
15 



149 
107 

21 

73 
103 

5 2 
69 
20 
60 
61 
60 
9 1 
96 
9 
11 
81 
T 5 
73 
63 
92 

154 

139 
36 
27 

199 
33 
55 

108 

103 
32 

174 
21 

106 
15 
45 
5 2 
23 
38 
39 
36 



o 
H 

236 
169 

34 
in 

155 
84 

94 
33 
97 

109 
98 

142 

158 
H 
17 

140 

23 
i35 

97 
J S 2 
238 
230 

59 

50 
312 

58 

75 

211 

160 

47 
290 

38 
185 

25 
68 
76 
38 
55 
65 
5 T 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



3* 



TABLE 



Pastors 



J). J. Hunt . . . . 

Elbert Jackson. 
B. P. Jackson. . 
B. M.' Hamrick 

J.J. Moss 

j. L. Mc Carson 
A. P. Sorrels . . 

E. Buchanan . . 
W. W. {ones . . 
B M. Hamrick 
}. S, Gwaltney. 
Z. T. Whitsides 
E. Buchanan . . 
A. Hunt 

A. P. Sorrels . . 

B. B. Harris... 
W. B. Morton. 

T. J. Moss 

D. J. Hunt .... 

D. J. Hunt .... 

E. Jackson 

J. B. Arledge. . 
D. J. Hunt 



W. L. Haynes . 

B. M. Hamrick. 
H. B. Harrill . 
Z. T. Whiteside 

C. B. Justice . . 



C. B. Justice. . . 
R. C. Champion 
J. M. Walker. . 
S. A. Bridges . 
J. S. Gwaltnej. 
W. M. Jones. . . 
H. R. Freeman 
E. Buchanan . . 



Postoffices 



Union Mills. . 

Bright 

Myra 

Rutherfordton 
Forest City . . 



Gordon City 



Ector 

Campobela S C 
Rutherfordton. 

Nealsville 

Ayr 

Ector 

Gambels Store. 
Gordon City . . 
Dysartsville . . . 

Marion 

Forest City. . . 
Union Mills. . . 
Union Mills. . . 

Bright 

Saluda 

Union Mills. . . 



Nanito 

Rutherfordton 
Forest City. . 

Uree 

Rutherfordton 



Rutherfordton . 
Landrum S. C. 
Rutherfordton 

Bonny 

Nealsville 

Campobella S C 

Gerton 

Ector 



Clerks 



L. A. Raburn . 

A. W. Gilliam 
W.C. Champion 
O. L. Wilson, 
fas. Frady . . . . 

B. Biggerstaff 
M. A. Searcy. 

C. B. Morris 
O. W. Robison 
W. D. Long. 
L. H. Cloud. 

J. R. Blanton 
J. R. Denton 
A. S. Whitsides 

J. Hall 

G. M. Walton 

A. Good 

B. E. Watkins 

B. B. Price. . . 
J. J. Lambright 
&. F. Morgan 
G. M. Keeter. 
J. T. Jackson . 
W. C. Davis.. 
G. E. Morgan 
G. M. Keeter. 
W.J- Harden . 
J. D. Whiteside 
R. Ledbetter. 
J. A. Frady. . . 
M. B. Roon. . . 
H. S. Quinn . 
T. C. Smith. 

J. W. Barnett. 
H. P. Arledge. 

C. M. Nanney. 
J. P. Padgett. . 
T.T. Ballenger 
J. R. Whiteside 
W.A. Buchanan 



Postoffices 



Nealsville . . . 

Blalock 

Milll Springs 

Uree 

Trio 

Bob 

Nealsville . . . 

Blalock 

Gordon City 
Columbus 

Turners 

Dysartsville . 

Ayr 

Marion 

Rocky Pass . . 

Busic 

Nealsville 

Marion 

Mill Springs 

Nanito 

Gilkey 

Walker 

Saluda 

Gilkey 

Old Fort. . . . 

Nanito 

T witty 

Ayr 

Poplar Grove 
Union Mills. 



Rutherfordton . 
Landrum, S. C 
Mill Springs . . 

Redtop 

Garden City. . . 

Tryon 

Chimney Rock 
Ector 



32 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



PLEDGES 



Churches 


tx 

a 

X! 

O 


State 
Missions 


v .2 

~ OS 


at 

"aJ 7. 


Bethel 


$15.00 
10.00 


.$12 00 
7.00 


$5.00 

5.00 

1.00 

2.00 

5 00 


$15 00 
8.00 


Bethlehem 

Beulah 


Big Level 








Bills Creek 


5.00 

5.00 

2.00 

15.00 

10.00 

10 00 

5.00 

15.00 
3.00 
1.50 
5.00 
3.00 
5.00 

40 00 
4.00 
7.00 

15.00 
2.00 

i-5 
12.00 
50.00 

2.00 
10.00 
10.00 


5.00 

3 °° 
3.00 
3.00 
5.00 
13.00 
4 . 00 

3 00 
7.00 

5 °° 
1.50 

4 00 
3.00 
2.00 

50.00 

10.00 

20.00 

2.00 


5.00 
3 00 

3.00 

3.00 

10.00 


Camp Creek 

Cane Creek 

Chapel Hill 

Cherry Springs 

Clear Creek 

Columbus 


Coopers Gap 

Dysartsville 

Eureka 


2.00 

2.00 
1. 00 

20.00 

3.00 
10.00 


00 


Hall Town 

Harmony Grove 


1 .00 
3.00 
2.00 


Jessey's Grove 


Macedonia 

Marion 


2.00 

30 00 

4.00 

q.OO 


Mill Springs 


Montford's Cove 


Mountain Creek 

Mountain View. ._ 

Mount Lebanon 


18.00 
1 .00 


Mount Vernon 


22 00 
5.00 
2.00 
=;.oo 
8.00 
2.00 

25.00 

1.50 

125.00 


5.00 
5.00 

5.00 


15.00 


Old Fort 

Piney Knob 


5.00 
2.00 


Pleasant Grove 


5.00 
10.00 


Pleasant Hill 

Rock Spring 


Round Hill 

Round Knob 

Rutherfordton 


30.00 

2.00 

60.00 


10.00 

1. 00 

50.00 

2.00 
5.00 


25.00 

1 .00 

12^.00 


Sandy Plains 




Silver Creek 

Stone Mountain 

Sunny Vale 

Tryon 

Turkey Cove 


.00 
1. 00 
3.00 
5.00 


2.00 
1.50 

10.00 


3.00 
1. 00 
2.00 
5.00 


Walnut Grove 


2.00 
3.00 
8.00 








Whitesides Valley 

Zion Hill.. 


3.00 
2.50 








1.00 


Total 


380.00 


377.00 


139.00 


319.00 



34 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



FINANCIAL 



CHURCH EXPENSES 



Churches 


Pastor's 
Salary 


Building and 
Repairing 


C 

72, 


Sunday School 
Expenses 


U 
V 



u 

V 




Bethel 


ioo.oo 

75 oo 


470 00 


51.00 






Bethlehem 


6.00 


Beulah 




50 . 75 
7 40 


10.00 
2.00 

60.00 
6 00 

2 44 

5 00 
r 5 42 

25 OO 

6.08 
6.74 


2 OO 

176 
I OO 

6 60 


Big Level 

Bills Creek 

Camp Creek 

Chapel Hill 

Cane Creek 


50 oo 

50.00 
72 OO 
25 OO 
20 OO 

33 o° 
30 . 00 
1 50 00 
5° 65 
3 2 45 
1 5 00 

5 50 
40.00 
20.00 

40.00 
400 OO 


600 00 
1 00 
2 1 00 


Cherry Springs. . . . 

Clear Creek 

Columbus 

Coopers Gap 

Dysartsville 

Eureka 






54 

26 20 
23 OO 

60 OO 

175.00 


12.53 


Hall Town 


Harmony Grove . 

Jessie's Grove 

Macedonia 

Marion 

Mill Springs 

Montfords Cove. . 


25 00 


3 00 
' .66 

4 5o 
25 00 


5 66 


75 00 

IOO OO 

28.16 






18.72 

5.80 
I 50 


4 35 


Mountain Creek . . 
Mountain View. . . . 
Mount Lebanon . 


40 OO 


8.96 
3.28 


Mount Vernon .... 

Old Fort 

Piney Knob 


IOO OO 

200 OO 


8.50 


25 . 00 


40.00 


27.96 


Pleasant Hill 

Pleasant Grove. . . 


88.65 

75 00 


60.00 
3 00 




5.00 




Rock Spring . 








Round Hill 

Round Knob 


100.00 

8.50 

200 OO 

r 3 5° 
50 . 00 
18.00 


22 00 




27.75 

2.00 
37 00 

2 00 


3 00 


Rutherfordton . . . 

Sandy Plains 

Silver Creek 




27 .00 


Stone Mountain . 






Sunny Vale 






4 66 

3 50 

5 °o 




Tryon 

Whiteside Vallev 
Zion Hill 


150.00 
32 . OO 

13 65 


15.00 
7.00 


34.00 




2466 06 


1541.24 


244 02 


330 . 77 


52.33 



T2 








3 




r * 




<D 








3 




C 




3 





I . 20 


622 20 


2 OO 


83.00 


70 


63 45 


70 


52.95 


■ 95 


650 00 


1 . 10 


142. 0(> 


•75 


59 4° 


•*5 


24. 20 


•55 


39.00 


1.85 


47.27 


1 .30 


176.30 


1 . 10 


5 7 83 


■ 75 


59.61 


30 


15 30 


. 10 


• 3180 


1.70 


67 . 70 


.60 


21 26 


.25 


104. 7c 


1 .00 


631 66 


1 .90 


1 .90 


1.80 


9987 


2.80 


117 56 


.80 


73-74 


1 .00 


1 .00 


165 


138.11 


30 


265 . 30 


70 


7o 


1 .20 


154 85 


1 .30 


79 30 


30 


30 


3 40 


156,15 


50 


11 .00 


2.00 


266 00 


•25 


13 75 


1 60 


53 60 


50 


18.50 


40 


5.06 


1 00 


166.00 


90 


70.40 


70 


26.35 


42 05 


4659 12 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



35 



TABLE 



CONTRIBUTIONS 



eft 

c 



"eft 

s 

CD 

o3 

35 


eft 
C 

# o 

"eft 

eft 

0) 

S 

X 


■- 


to 

OS 

c 

03 
Xi 

a 

u 




Education 


Other Objects 


"o3 
O 

H 


Grand Total 


Value of 

Church 

Property 


5.00 
7.00 
2.00 
243 


5.00 

5.00 

I 00 

2.43 


8.50 
6 00 

2 43 


5.60 
7 .00 

2 43 


2.00 




26.10 

25.00 

3.00 

9.72 


648.30 

108.00 

6.45 

62.67 

650.00 

161.70 

83.10 

27.31 

5i-i7 

79-5° 

182.46 

61.83 

J 35-66 

34-3o 

33 .80 

78.70 

23.26 

10475 

829.14 

14.01 

140.07 

325-55 
77.24 

1. 00 
258.89 
312.88 

7.90 
176.86 
ri 5-35 

3-3o 

463.50 

11.00 

660.23 

14-95 
64.45 

20.50 

7.46 

180.00 

87.28 

41.30 






400.00 
600.00 






^ 00 


3 35 
3.80 


4 15 
1 05 


3-75 

17. 10 

1 . 11 

5.00 

10.00 

3 .16 

1 00 

10.00 

5.00 

1 .00 

4 00 




5-45 


19.70 

23.70 

3-n 
12.17 

32-23 
6.16 
4.00 

76.05 

19.00 
2.00 

11.00 
2.00 




*-75 
1 .00 


625.00 
500.00 
500.00 
500.00 
1500.00 




1. 00 


2. 10 


2.07 
4 23 


3.00 

9.00 


11 00 






3 00 
1 .00 






1 00 

2 00 
1 .00 


1 00 
6.05 
5.00 

3 00 
1 00 






3.00 
9.00 
1 .00 
2 00 




57.00 


800.00 






1000.00 








75-00 
500.00 

3000.00 
500.00 
600.00 

1200.00 
500.00 
300.00 










4 1 .17 

5.00 
16 67 
16 40 

2.00 


45 85 

3 ■« 

4 6 5 
10.00 

1 00 


25.15 

838 

142.80 


33 16 
4.00 
8.30 

10.00 
1 50 


10.00 


42.15 


197.48 
12. 11 
40.20 

207.99 
4 5° 


6 00 


2.20 
22.79 








28. 14 


18. 9T 
3.00 
1 00 
5.81 
3.00 


52.28 
2.00 
2.65 

n 10 

2 50 


17 50 

40.00 

i-55 


3 95 




120.78 

47-58 

7.20 

23.01 

36.05 

3.00 

307-35 


2.58 
2.00 


1200.00 








6. 10 






800.00 


3.00 
2 00 


525 

1 .00 

29.00 


5 00 


17.30 


500.00 


20.00 


10.70 


40 00 


203 00 


4- 6 5 


1000.00 


100.00 

50 


97 93 


125 00 


56 50 


10 00 


4.80 
.70 

2.25 


394-23 

1.20 

10.85 

2.00 

2.40 

14.00 

16.88 

1495 


3200.00 


1 .60 
1 00 


1 00 


4 00 


3.00 




400.00 






2.00 
3.00 
3.16 
7.00 




.40 
3.00 
6-95 
5-45 


150.00 

1500.00 

700.00 


4 00 
2 10 
2.50 


4 00 
1 56 


3 ■" 








310.04 


201 40 


469 .15 


303 07 


239 95 


176 09 


1738.80 


6397. 82 


21550.00 



36 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



SUNDAY SCHOOL 



Churches 



Supts. 



Postoffices 



Clerks 



Bethel 

Big Level . . . 

Beulah 

Bethlehem . 
Cane Creek . 
Coopers Gap 
Columbus . . 
Cherry Springs 
Chapel Hill . 
Camp Creek. 
Clear Creek. 
Dysartsville . 

Eureka 

Hall Town . 
Harmony Grove 
Jessie's Grove 
Macedonia . . . 

Marion 

Mill "Springs . 
Montfords Cove 
Mountain Creek 
Mountain View. 
Mount Lebanon 
Mount Vernon. 

Old Fort 

Piney Knob. . . . 
Pleasant Grove 
Pleasant Hill. . . 
Rock Spring. . . 
Round Hill.'. . 
Round Knob . . 
Rutherfordton . 
Silver Creek. . . 
Stone Mountain 
Sunny Vale. . . . 

Tryon 

Whitsides VaF.y 
Zion Hill 



T. F. Thorn 

E. L. Mc Dade. 

J. J. Ruffe 

J. F. Turner. . . 
B. C. Lawter. . . 
T. N. Wilson. . . 
J.. P. Arlege .... 

D. L. Robertson 

E. G. Goforth. . 
B. Biggerstaff . . 
W. D. Long . . . 
W. H. Taylor . . 
Z. T. Whitsides 



Nealsville . . . 
Mill Springs. 

Blalock 

Bob 

Dimsdale . . 
Columbus . . . 

Blalock 

Nealsville . . . 

Trio 

Gordon City 
Dysartsville. 
Ayr 



J D. Mashburn 
Lillian Wilson . 
J. R. Phillips. . 
A. W. Pucker 
W. L. Jones. 

Rov Gills 

L. H. Cloud. . . 
Miss O. Bradley- 
CD. Corpering 
J. A. Clements 
Helen Sorrels. 



A.S. Whitsides 



G. M. Walton 

S. S. Mc Peeters. 
J. A. Gallion. . . . 

B. B. Price 

J. J. Lambright . . 
A. F. Morgan .... 

A. F. Geer 

N. C. Bayess 

M. W. Garret. . . 

S. A. Bridges 

W. P. Terrill 

W. J. Harden. . 
Wm. S. Rollins. . . 

C. C. Lovelace. . . 
jerry Jackson ... 

C. G. Hill. 

L. Barnett 

A. L. Grayson . . 
E. A. Arledge. . . . 

John Nanney 

W. F. Mc Malum. 
T. T. Bal lender. . . 
J. R. Whitsides . 
j. M. Pendergrass 



Rocky Pass . 

Celo 

Demmings . 

Marion 

Mill Springs 

Nanito 

Gilkey 

Dennis 

Saluda 

Bonny 

Old Fort 
Nanito 



M. Simmons . . 
Miss A. Westall. 



John Nichols. 
L. C. Gibbs. . . 
H. W. Parker 
T. R. Flack. . 
W. P. Halford 



Mack 

Poplar Grove 
Gilkev 



Rutherfordton 

Mill Springs . 
Redtop ...:... 
Gordon City. . 

Tryon 

Chimney Rock 
Eclipse ...... 



G. Harden ... 
F. M. Bradley. 
Miss S. Camp. 
W.H.McEntire 
John Taylor. . . 

Callie Nannev 
W. L. Quinh. 
W. A. Harrill 
F. S. Jackson . 
C. M." Nanney. 
J. T. Sawers. . . 



Jas. Henderson 
F. Pendergrass 



Eiglit New Schools report this year 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



37 



STATISTICS 





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Postoffices 


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a 

X 

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Nealsville 

Mill Springs . . . 


II 


85 
20 


96 

25 


2 




95 

25 


5 


45 
r 5 






5 






8 




$2 


00 


k . 4 ' 


7 


28 


35 






30 




19 




10 


00 


Blalock 


6 


IOO 


106 






115 


9 


5° 


7 


6 


00 


Bob 


9 


40 


49 






69 


12 


30 




2 


44 


Dimsdale 


IO 


57 


67 






64 


10 


36 


1 


6 


08 


Columbus 


6 


50 


5o 






50 


12 


30 




25 


00 


Tel 


5 


2 7 


32 






53 


12 


20 


1 


5 


00 


Marion 


IO 


55 


65 






65 


12 


45 




6 


00 


Trio 


7 


61 


68 






35 




W 




60 


00 


Gordon Citv . . . 


9 


63 


72 






80 


12 


50 


7 


15 


42 




5 
3 
3 
4 

5 


40 
15 

25 
25 


45 
18 

28 






132 




20 




6 


74 










24 


5 


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t 

Report on Deceased Ministers. 

Your committee is glad to report that none of our Ministers have 
died daring the past year, for which we are profoundly thankful. 

JR. DENTON, 
W. M. NANNEY, 
JOHN WHITE, 

Committee. 
Adopted. 
Elder W. L Haynes read report on 

Aged Minister's Relief. 

We find that there are twenty-six aged Ministers, who are receiv- 
ing help through this Board from the Association. These have given 
their lives and their talents in proclaiming the gospel to the world. We 
recommend that all oar pastors encourage their churches to give one 
Sunday in each year to the support of these worthy dependents aad suf- 
ferers 

W. L. HAYNES, 
B. P. JACKSON, 
G. G. PENDERGRASS, 
Committee. 
Elders W, L. Haynes and D. O. Britt, upon motion to adopt, spoke 
to this report. Pledges were secured for this object in the sum of 
$51.00 after which the report was adopted. See pledges. 
Elder W. E. Wilson read report on 

Periodicals. 

It has been well said that this is an age of reading. Perhaps, never 
before, has there been such a demand for something to read. What 
we are depends largely upon what we read. This is so because of the 
mighty power of literature to mould opinion, to create and arouse sen- 
timent, and to determine destiny. Every book and every paper has 
its influence for good or for evil. The power ot the press is a blessing 
or a curse, as wholesome or vile literature comes from it. Vastly im- 
portant is it, therefore, in the selection of our reading matter. 

Asa Baptist people, we need a Baptist literature. If we have any 
principles worth holding, they are w T orth stating. If the world needs 
our message, it is important that we use the opportunities afforded us 
by the press in giving to the world what God has given to us. 

3 1 is a sad commentary upon our church members that they so 

largely disregard their denominational papers, and deny to themselves, 

he growth, the comfort, and the information to be derived from them. 

very strongest reasons appeal to the Christian to read his church 



18 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

paper, and learn what God is doing to day among men at home hik 
abroad ; and how he can work intelligently, and effectually share in tht 
work of the Master, should be the chief concern of the Christian's lifi 
No other known agency can so fully and so cheaply supply ihis infor 
ination to-day as the religious press through its periodicals. 

As most useful for these needs these publications are heartily com 
mended: 

'•The Biblical Recorder," that good old paper that has ever stow 
and still stands so loyally by the Lord's cause ; and from which we ma] 
learn not only of the work in general, but of North Carolina in partic 
ular, "The N. C. Baptist" is very useful in the cause of temperance 
"Charity and Children," owned and controlled by the Baptist of thi 
State and that stands not only by every department of our work, bu 
whose mission it is to create direct sentiment for our orphanage ; "Thi 
Foreign Mission Journal," giving information respecting papal an 
pagan fields; and "Our Home Field," tells you what Home Mission is 
and the results of its work. - 

W. E. WILSON, 
J. S. FREEMAN. 
M. LEE NANNEY, 
Committee. 

Discussed by Elds. A. E. Brown, and W. E. Wilson, and adopted 
The following,, read by Elder A. P. Sorrels, was adopted : 

Report on Finances* 

We find that the churches have sent up $40.70 for Minutes an 
Clerk. 

W recommend that the clerk be paid $10 00 for his services, an 
that the remainder be used in the publication of, and the distribution 
of, the Minutes. 

R. LEDBETTER, 
L,T. ROLLINS. 
A P. SORRELS, 

Committee. 
B. B Price read as follows : 

Report on Temperance. 

We do not think we can accomplish so much at this time by r< 
maining in old ruts,— recalling the poverty and misery brought oh me 
and their families by strong drink, — as we can by looking *at ^thr pre 
ent status of this question in the State. The time when men who d 
nounced the whiskey traffic, were called cranks and fanatics has pas 
ed. The time when this subject was said to belong to the preache 
and to the women is no more. Times have changed, and we are than! 
ful that the opponents of this traffic have grown into an army of va 



GREEN RIVER. BAPTIST ASSOC1AION 



proportions. The Tern perauce question lias become the most vital of 
all living questions in North Carolina among our business men, our 
professional men, our officials, and our legislators, taking first place 
among the leading issues of the day. 

Ninety per cent of our territory, and seven eights of that of all the 
Southern States are now under prohibitory laws. Of the ninety seven 
counties in N. C. sixty four have adopted prohibition. Eighteen of 
these counties, only, have open bar rooms, and several of these will be 
dry after the first day of next January. Marion, the only place in this 
Association having distilleries and bar rooms, will be dry after June 1, 
next. We re-affirm our principles on Temperance, and urge our people 
to give to this cause their whole-hearted support which has already 
brought to us our present fortunate situation. We believe that a pa- 
tient and resolute adherence to their principles will bring us in due sea- 
son, into lasting and complete prohibition throughout this state. 

B. B. PRICE, 
W. D. LONG, 
B. F OOPENING, 
L. T. ROLLINS, 

Committee. 
The report was discussed by B. B. Price, H. K. Corn, and W. H. 
Gilliam, and adopted. 

J. D Morris, submitted here the report of new Board of Trustees, 
Round Hill Academy, which will be found under its appropriate head 
in Friday's proceedings. 
Elder D. C Britt read 

Report on Sunday Schools. 

The Sunday School is a divine adjustment, — a heaven born institu- 
tion in which God affords a chance to all classes, ages, and conditions 
of mankind to study systematically His word. 

It seems to be God's plan that the Sunday School shall perform a 
work in the kingdom of Grace in complement to the work of the preach- 
er and the pastor. It is clearly the duty of S. S. leaders to-day to know 
where the failures of the pulpit begin, and these to put in a helping 
hand. Our Lord crowns with greatest glory and honor that organiza- 
tion which can and does make application of the agents of moral, in- 
tellectual, and religious life from the cradle to the grave. Such per- 
petual application as this has brought to the S. S. work the attentions 
of our best and strongest men, and has elicited the very best thought 
of the day. If we do not misjudge the matter, it is here that the live 
worker in God's kingdom has found the S ^. the most fruitful field 
or religious activity. Heaven pity the church that has not awakened 
to the needs of the child, the boy, and the man, to study orderly the 
Word of God ! 



20 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

We beg to call the attention of the churches to the fact that it is 
God's plan that our S. Schools of to-day shall solve the social problems 
of education, evanglization and doctrine. To this end we most ear- 
nestly recommend that every church within the bounds of this Associ- 
ation, enlist, organize and systematize their Sunday School work. 

D. O. BRITT, 
J. E. SHIPMAN, 
G. M. WALTON, 
J. M. LEWIS, 

Committee. 
This report was, upon motion, made special order for 10 a. m. to- 
morrow. 

A. P. Sorrels read report on 

State of Religion. 

"Except your righteousnes exceed the righteousness of the scribes 
and pharisees, ye cannot see the kingdom of heaven." "Faith without 
works is dead, being alone." 

Religion is the union of man with God, and man with man; for 
God's glory, and man's comfort and happiness. Jesus taught that 
faith exceeds ceremonies. Paul magnifies faith, and James shows how 
faith must and does produce good works. Little will be gained by com- 
paring ourselves to ourselves, or by measuring ourselves by ourselves. 
Having the foundation principles well laid, let us go on to perfection. 

We should contribute more liberally and generously. We need 
more prompt and loving church disposition. Our rneinbersjshould seek 
more general information respecting our work. 

A. P. SORRELS, 
W. H. TAYLOR, 
J. O l WATERS, ; 
C. J. HILL, 

Committee. 
Adopted without discussion. 

A. L. Rucker, Associational Historian, read a brief statement, hav- 
ing no new matter to report. 

The usual vote of thanks was tendered Pleasant Grove church, and 
vicinity, for their hospitality in the entertainment of messengers and 
visitors ; and to the officials of the Association for uniform courtesy and 
kindness in their business relations. 

The Moderator, whose engagements forced him to leave this after- 
noon, appointed B. B. Pfcice, Moderator pro tem, for to-morrow. 

At 4:30 p. m. the Association adjourned to meet at 10 a m. tomor- 



GRUUN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIAION 



Sunday, Oct., 5th t J 907. 

The Association met at 10 a. in. . ' . 

The Moderaror, pxo tern, B B. Price, read and commented on 
Matt 25 : 31 to 4(5 

Prayer was offered by Eld. W. H. Wall. 

The clerk re-read report on Sunday Schools, as given in yester- 
day's proceedings. 

The subject was discussed by B. B Price, Jas M. Gibson, and W. 
H. Gillian, when the report was adopted. 

At 11 o'clock, Eld. C. B. Justice read 53rd chapter of Isaiah, and 
invoked God's blessings in an earnest prayer. 

His sermon was from Acts 8:35. 

Closing prayer by Eld. Z. T. Whiteside, when the Association ad- 
journed to meet with the Baptist church in Rutherford ton. on Thurs- 
day before 1st Sunday in October, 1908. 

Benediction, Eld C. B. Justice. 

A. L. RUOKER, D. J. HUNT, ... 

Clerk. Moderator. 

Annual Report* 

Woman's Missionary Society Green River Asaociation. 

The Society met at Pleasant Grove church at 2 p. m. Thursday 
Oct. 3rd, 1907. 

The associational vice president read a lesson from the Scriptures 
and led the prayer. 

Eight churches only were represented; two of them, — Cherry 
Springs and Marion, — by letters, the remaining six, — Bethel, Mont- 
ford's Cove, Mt. Vermon, Pleasant Hill, Rutherfordton and Round 
Hill, — by both letters and delegates, Eron data received here, and 
through the Associational church letters, we nave been able to formu- 
late the financial exhibit which follows this report. 

Our subject for this year, "Go forward" was earnestly discussed 
by most of the delegate in attendance. It is sincerely hoped that we 
shall have a fuller attendance at our next annual meeting at Ruther- 
fordton, on Thursday before first Sunday in Oct. 19J8. 
MRS. SALLIE L. HAMPTON, MRS. J. A. GRAYSON, 

Secretary. Asso. Vice-Pres. 



GREEN RIVE!! BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



FINANCIAL EXHIBIT, 

Woman's and Young Ladies' Missionary Societies, Sunbeams, 

and Baptist Young Peoples' Union. 



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Total 


Bethel 

Bethlehem ....... 

Cherry, Spring 


$7.50 

3.00 
1285 
13.75 
4.67 
4.35 
4.52 
252 
8.00 

15.66 

4.05 


$ 3.00 


$10.00 


$1.00 




$. . . . 


$.... 


$ 21.50 


3.25 
12.05 
6.00 
3.50 
4.35 
4.50 
3.05 
8 00 

10.02 


2.50 
4.05 

21.00 
2.50 
4.35 
4.50 
2.85 

10.00 

**8!52 




$19.65 


4.50 
6.75 


3.46 
2.00 


13.25 
39. 16 


" Sunbeams 
Montford's Cove.. 
Mountain Creek *. 
Mount Vernon... 
Pleasant Hill .... 

Round Hill 

B. Y. P. U 

Rutherfordton 

B. Y. P. Union . . . 


62.40 
10.67 








18.00 


31.05 
13.52 




2 53 

4.00 


2.40 




13.35 
30.00 

34! 66 


3.00 


.95 








8.00 














Total 


80.87 


60.72 


71.02 


1.00 


26.18 


13.65 


23.46 


276.90 



$18.00 Special to pastor, D. J. Hunt. 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



2:5 



CHURCH PLEDGES* 



CHURCHES. 



Bethel 

Bethlehem 

Beulah 

Big Level 

Bill's Creek 

Camp Creek 

Chapel Hill 

Cherry Spring 

Clear Creek 

Columbus 

Cooper's Gap. . . . 

Dysartsville. . 

Eureka 

Harmony Grove. . 
Jesse's Grove. . . . 

Macedonia 

Marion 

Mill Spring 

Montford's Cove. 
iMt Creek 

View 

Vernon 

Old Fort 

Piney Knob 

Pleasant Grove... 

Pleasant Hill 

Rock Springs (*). 

Round Hill 

Rutherfordton 

Silver Creek 

Sunny Vale ■ 

Try on 

Turkey Cove 

Whiteside Vallev 

Zion Hill 

J. C. Price (b).... 



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$ 15 00$ 
10 00 



10 00 

7 00 



3 00: 

5 50 

3 00 

16 00 

5 00 
15 00 

6 00 
5 00 

15 00 

3 00 
12 00 

1 00 
5 00 

50 -00 
5 00 
8 50 

20 00 

4 00 
15 00 
15 00 

2 00 
7 00 
7 00 
2 00 

32 00 
125 00 

5 00 
1 00 



3 50 
5 50 
3 00 

2 50 
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10 00 
5 00 

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7 00 
3 00 
3 00 
5 50 
3 00 
2 50 

5 00 

6 00 
5 00 
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5 00 

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6 00 
2 00 






15 00 
7 00 

1 50 

2 50 
5 50 

3 00 

3 00 
2 00 

11 00 
5 00 
2 50 

4 00 

5 00 

6 00 
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75 00 
2 00 
11 50 
20 00 
2 00 
25 00 
10 00 

2 00 
6 00 

10 00 

4 17 

32 00 

150 CO 

3 00 



3 50 
2 00 



Total 410 00 433 67 313 50 401 00 51 00 1 618 17 



30 00 
2 00 
2 00 

15 00 

1 50 
10 00 
10 00 

2 50 
6 00 
8 00 
2 00 

32 00 

100 00 

4 00 

2 00 

15 00 
2 00 
1 50 
1 50 



50 00 
3 00 
5 00 

20 00 

2 00 
15 00 

5 00 

3 00 

6 00 
8 00 
2 00 

37 00 
150 00 

4 00 



10 00 
2 00 
2 50 
1 50 



1 00 
5 00 



6 00 
1 00 



2 00 
1 00 

3 00 

1 00 

2 00 



1 00 

1 00 
3 00 
5 00 

2 00 



1 00 



1 00 



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^51 00 
33 00 

££4 50 
13 00 
23 00 

12 00 
25 00 
19 00 
43 CO 
23 00 

13 50 
32 00 
19 00 
35 00 

5 00 

5 00 

211 00 

13 00 

27 00 

77 00 

10 50 
68 00 
41 00 

11 50 
25 00 
34 00 
11 17 

136 00 

530 00 

18 00 

3 00 
25 00 

4 00 
8 50 

5 00 
1 00 



(*) All pledges 11.17 paid; (a) 3.00 paid: (b) 1.00 paid. 



24 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



OFFICIAL CHURCH DIRECTORY. 



( 1 lurches 



Pastor 



Bethel 

Bethlehem 

Beulah 

Bio- Level 

Bill's Creek. . . 
Camp Creek. . . 

Cane Creek 

Chapel Hill 

Cherry Spring. 
Clear Creek . . . 

Columbus 

Cooper's Gap . 

Dyartsville 

Eureka 

Hall Town (a) . . 
Harmony Grove 
Hickory Grove. 
Jesse's Grove . . 

Macedonia 

Marion 

Mill Spring 

Montford'sCove 
Mt. Creek 

" Lebanon.... 

" Pleasant 

" View. 

" Vernon 

Old Fort 

Piney Knob 

Pleasent Grove. 
Pleasant Hill... 
Rock Spring . . . 

Round Hill 

Round Knob . . . 
Rutherf ordton . . 
Silver Creek . . . 
Stone Mt. (a). . . 

Sunny Vale 

Tryon 

Turkey Cove . . . 
Waluut Grove . 
Whiteside Val. . 
Zion Hill 



J. W. Whitlev 



Post Offices 



W. 



L. Bans . 
P. Jackson 



B. M. ITamrick. 



Union Mill: 
Old Fort .. 
Mvra 



Rutherf ordton. 



J. L. McC arson 
A. P. Sorrels . . 
W. L. Barrs . . . 
E. Buchanan... 
W. W. Jones . . 
W. H. Wall.... 

P. J. Shell 

Z. T. Whiteside 
E. Buchanan . . . 
W. L. Havnes 
R. J. Tate 

A. P. Sorrels , . 

B. W. Tonev. . . 
W. B. Morton . 
T. J. Moss 



D. J. 
J. B. 
H. R 
Elbert 
W. E. 
W. L. 
W. L. 
W. E. 
B. M. 
R. L. 
B. 



Hunt . . . . 

Arledge . . 

Freeman . 

Jackson. 

Wilson.. 

Barrs . . 

Haynes. . 

Wilson. . 

Hamrick. 

Limerick. 

Justice. . . 



Buchanan 



B. 
M. 
K, 
F. 



Justice. . , 
W alker . 
Brown . . 
McPeters 



J. R. Wacaster. 
Not represented 
H. R. Freeman . 
A. P. Sorrels . 



Horse Shoe 

Garden Citv 

Old Fort . .". .... 
Black Mountain 
Campobello, SC 
Poplar Grove . . 

Gibbs 

Avr 

Ector 

Nanito 

Fingerville, S C 
Garden City .... 
Bostic, R. 2 . .'. 

Marion 

Forest City 

55 55 

Union Mills 

Saluda 

Gerton 

Bright 

Forest City 

Old Fort 

Rutherfordton 3 
Forest City .... 
Rutherfordton. . 

Nanney 

Rutherfordton. . 
Black Mountain 
Rutherfordton. . 

5 5 55 

Black Mountain 

Howard 

Tryon 

Ph'enay 

this or last year 

Gerton 

Garden City 



Clerks 



W.°C Morris . . 

A. W. Gilliam . 
J. B. Splawn. . . 

C. B. Green 

Jas. Frady. . . . 

B. Bigger staff . 
J. M. Gibbs 

C B. Morris... 
O. W. Rober^on 
W. D. Long.... 
L. H. Cloud 
J. R. Blanton .. 
J. R. Denton . . 
A. S. Whiteside 
J. B. Lewis 
J. T. Davis 

A. L. Pitman . . . 
Mrs. A. Good. . 
J. A. Bird 

B. B. Price . . 
J. J. Lambright 
E. S. Harris . . . 

A. L. Rucker. . . 
W, P. Davis . . . 
Z. V. Hudgins . 
J. T. Jackson . . 
L. T. Rollins... 
T. J. Fortune . . 
J. T. Bland .... 

B. Le^ better . . . 

John Owens 

H. M. Whitedide 
M. B. Koone. . . 
H. S. Quinn . . . 
T. C. Smith . . . 
H. P. Arledge. . 
E. M. Nannev . . 
J. P. Padgett. . . 

A. L. Hill 

Pink Hollifleld . 



Post Offices 



Z. V. Taylor... 
G. Pendergrass 



Nealsville 

Old Fort, R. 2 
Mill Spring 

5 5 5 5 

Otter Creek 
Union Mills 
Dimsdale . . 
Nealsvile . . 
Old Fort. R. 2 | 

55 55 55 

Columbus 

Turner's . . 
Dysartsville . . 

Ayr 

Marion 

Rocky Pass . ... 
Landrum, S. 

Busick 

Nealsville ..*.,. 
Marion ....... 

Mill Spring. .. 
Union Mills .. 
Rutherfordton 

Saluda 

Redtop ...... 

Walker 

Forest City, 3. 
Old Fort ...... 

Ruth 'ton, R. 3 

Nanney 

Rutherfordton 
Poplar Grove. 
Union Mills . ." 
Graphiteville . 
Rutherfordton 
Mill Spring 

Redtop 

Sunny Vale. .. 

Tryon 

Woodlawn 



on 



Uree 

Old Fort, R 1. 



(a) Hall Town, Stone Mt. and Jesse's Crove as given in 190P>. 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



25 



STATISTICAL TABLE. 



CHURCHES. 



Bethel v-~ 

Bethlehem. 

Beulah. ... i . ...... 

Big Level i •, . ...... 

Bill's Creek. 

Camp Creek . 

Cane Greek; . . : -. .' 

Chapel Hil;lu 

Cherry Spring. < . . . 
Clear>.Creek. ! . . . 
Columbus,. . . . i. . .■ 
Cooper's Gap. . 

Dysartsvilie 

Eureka 

Hall Town(*) 

Harmony Grove. . . 
Hickory .Grove. . . . 
Jesse's Grove(*) . . 

Macedonia 

Marion 

Mill Spring- 

Montford's Cove. . 
Mt Creek 

" Lebanon 

" Pleasant 

u View 

' ' Vernon 

Old Fort 

Piney Knob 

Pleasant Grove 

Pleasant Hill 

Rock Springs (*). . 

Round Hill 

Round Knob 

Rutheri'ordton 

Silver Creek 

Stone Mountain (*) 

Sunny Vale. . -. 

Try on 

Turkey Cove 

Whiteside Valley . 
Walnut Grove(a).. 
ZionHill 



63 & 



Total 2 24 I 56 






4 
1 

1234 
3 
1 
3 
2 

3 

4 
2 

2,4 
2 
4 
2 
3 
1 
1 

2,4 
3 
2 
2 
1234 
4 
2 

3 

9 



11 



3(i 






IS 



12 

•3 'i* 



211 79 



80 

■58 

10 

42 
67 
35 

• •27 
*"19 

i3G 

JI45 

i'52 

>'5 
-6 
56 
26 



45 
32 

84 
76 
89 
25 
32 
23 

109 
32 
21 
52 

106 
15 

140 
10 
84 
21 
15 
15 
23 
49 
21 



11 



32.1 50 1825 



135 
75 
20 
75 

124 
61 
83 
20 
55 
60 
75 

103 

107 
9 
11 
83 
39 
14 
90 
65 

119 

150 

144 
30 
46 
31 

200 
28 
51 
82 

110 
33 

204 
13 

310 
35 
21 
21 
40 
79 
39 



30 
2920 



o 
Eh 

215 
133 

30 

117 

191 

96 

11C 

39 

91 

105 

127 

156 

177 

14 

17 

139 

65 

22 

135 

97 

203 

226 

233 

55 

78 

54 

309 

60 

72 

134 

216 

48 

344 

23 

194 

56 

36 

36 

63 

128 

60 



41 
4745 



■(*) Estimate 1906 ;4a~) Estimate 1903. 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



CHURCHES. 



CHURCH EXPENSES. 



Bethel 

Bethlehem 

Beulah 

Big" Level 

Bills Creek 

Camp Creek 

Cane Creek 

Chapel Hill .... 
Cherry Springs 

Clear Creek 

Columbus 

Coopers Gap . . . 

Dysartsville 

Eureka 

Hall Town(*) 

Harmony Grove.. 

Hickory Grove . . . 

Jesse's Grove* . . 

Macedonia 

Marion 

Mill Spring 

Monfords Cove. .. 

Mt. Creek 

Mt. Lebanon(*) • 

Mt. Pleasant 

Mt. View 

Mt. Vernon 

Old Fort 

Pinev Knob 

Pleasant Grove.. 

Pleasant Hill 

Rock Spring ... 

Round Hill 

Round Knob 

Rutherf ordton 

Silver Creek 

Stone Mountain* 

Sunny Vale 

Tryon 

Turkey Cove 

Whiteside Valley 
Walnut Grove. . . 
ZionHill 



Totals 



turn 



X e3 

.r-l Q. 

3 CD 



100 00 

75 00 
25 00 
50 00 
40 00 

76 30 
30 35 
30 00 
50 56 
36 00 

110 00 
60 00 
70 00 
13 75 



138 00 



39 31 
12 00 



50 00 55 00 
50 00 400 00 



44 54 
400 00 
100 00 

75 00 
118 00 



40 00 
27 05 

135 00 

200 00 
40 00 

100 00 
52 70 
55 20 

100 00 



200 00 
60 00 



10 80 






6 00 

8 00 

35 



6 50 



31 75 
"7*20 



5 00 



40 33 
12 00 



12 85 
16 80 
27 73 
15 00 
4 99 
2 90 



4 24 
4 50 



12 00 



3 00 



2 25 



c3 
fH 

100 00 
91 50 
27 00 
54 00 

192 10 
97 91 
32 75 
42 85 

109 67 
81 73 

133 00 
65 34 
72 90 
13 75 



3 P. 



1000 00 
200 00 



200 00 
1139 00 
250 00 
500 00 
600 00 
500 00 
500 00 
1500 00 
500 00 
800 00 
100 00 



79 3 00 39 10 



40 00 25 00 



28 07 



4 00 

11 20 



25 00 

26. '66 
""25 



55 00 50 00 35 00 



4 02 

6 18 



3 66 



7 25 



85 

4 65 

16 38 

3 00 



16 00 

1 50 
71 79 
30 00 

2 80 

3 84 
12 00 

2 00 
32 95 18 65 



50 



111 49 1500 00 
461 00 500 00 



87 43 
500 41 
100 00 

86 22 
159 50 



25 00 

500 00 

25 Of 

50 00 



25 00 



3.239 45 1122 09 



325 00 
1 50 



115 00 



325 96 



3 00 

16 00 

2 50 

2 00 



38760 



65 85 
44 40 

263 50 

270 00 
42 80 

129 34 
64 70 
57 45 

151 60 



95 09 



500 00 

3500 00 

1000 0C 

800 00 

1200 00 

400 00 

500 00 

500 10 

1200 00 

1000 00 

300 00 

500 00 

1500 00 



1000 001 



340 00 
60 00 



28 00 
956 00 

29 00 
52 00 



25 00 



5281 68 



3500 00 
300 00 
500 00 
150 00 

2000 00 
400 00 
700 0(1 



500 0C 



31 739 0C 



1906 (b) 19)3. N )t rspresaate'l this year. 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



27 



CHURCH CONTRIBUTIONS. 



Churches 



Bethel 

Bethlehem 

Beulah 

Big- Level 

Bill's Creek 

Camp Creek 

Cane Creek 

Chapel Hill 

Cherry Spring 1 . . 

Clear Creek 

Columbus 

Cooper's Gap . 

Dyartsville 

Eureka 

Hall Town (*) . . 

Harmony Grove 

Hickory Grove. 

Jesse's' Grove*. 

Macedonia 

Marion 

Mill Spring . 

Montford'sCove 
Mt. Creek 

" Lebanon... 

" Pleasant... 

" View 

" Vernon .... 

Old Fort 

Piney Knob . . . 
Pleasent Grove, 
'Pleasant Hill.. , 
Rock Spring- . . . 
Round Hill. . 
Round Knob . . . 
iRutherfordton. . 
iSilver Creek . 
iStone Mt. (*)... 

Sunny Vale 

jTryon 

Turkey Cove . .. 
Whiteside Val. . 
iWaluut Grove b 
Zion Hill 



11 56 
7 31 

1 25 

2 50 



89 



2 25 
8 00 
7 00 
5 00 

3 00 
10 00 

4 00 

5 00 

1 00 



84 65 
2 00 
4 67 

24 35 



6 15 
6 00 

1 25 

2 50 
5 00 

3 35 

I 50 
5 15 

4 00 

5 00 



5 30 

4 00 

5 00 



36 50 

7 25 

3*51 
5 00 
4 15 

4 30 

5 50 
11 24 

5 00 



10 00 
10 00 

1 50 

2 50 

5 00 

6 60 



6 00 
4 00 



2 00 
27 52 
6 00 
2 00 
5 50 
9 79 
4 00 
30 00 

7471 

2 50 



5 00 
2 00 
4 00 



48 75 

2 00 

8 24 

17 70c 



1 00 



1 00 
12 50 

4 00 

2 00 

5 50 
7 40j 
2 Oo 1 

30 00 



63 70 

2 00 
14 79 

127 70 

3 00 



17 50 

10 00 

28 00 

8 00 

1 75 

12 37 

4 00 

10 00 



1 00 
21 50 

8 20 

2 00 
5 50 

12 10 

2 00 

40 00 



2 00 

86 65 

4 00 



& 52 183 27 
2 20 3 30 



5 00 10 00 
2 00 ... 
1 50 2 50 



1 00 1 00 



17 00 
7 00 

1 08 

2 00 
15 00 
13 02 

2 00 
6 10 
6 09 

2 00 
30 00 

87 '00 

3 30 



2 00 
4 001 



fc 


£ 


© 


O 






a 




a 


<x> 




-Q 






£. 





2 20 


4 



4 86 

1 35j i 00 

40 1 50 

65 2 00 

1 20 i 00 

95 



85 
60 
25 
25 
2 10 
2 c5 

1 00 

2 55 
50 
25 
70 

1 65 
75 
50 
95 

1 50 
60 

3 95 
30 

2 00 
1 25 



(b)7 
8 
1 
6 



2 00 



50 



1 00 


30 14 


2 05 


3 36 


4 00 


2 66 


2 00 


21 46 


64 00 



1 00 



1 501 



Totals. 



'367 45' 29 55 602 01J418 96 



1 00 
10 05 



4 00 
1 00 



11 35 



41 46! 202 67 



(c) ! T]°R?p os &f ^-^i^ 1 ^^^^ 7 ^ 



71 27 

32 91 
5 90 

33 66 
17 20 
22 94 



36 20 
36 85 
59 84 
25 00 
11 75 
34 48 
18 35 



25 85 

3 10 

25 

3 25 

315 99 

14 10 

32 06 

193 30 

10 50 
3 33 
8 70 

99 63 
95 97 
8 50 
24 55 
36 88 

11 60 
144 00 

30 

439 50 

13 55 



21 00 

6 75 

24 05 



5 00 

928 06 



23 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIAION 



SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTORY. 



Churches 



Bethel 

Bethlehem 

Beulah 

Big Level 

Bill's Creek.... 

Camp Creek 

Cane Creek 

Chapel Hill . . . 
Cherry Spring . 

Clear Creek 

Columbus 

Cooper's Gap . . 

Dysartsville 

Harmony Grove 
Hickory Grove . 
Macedonia ... . 

Marion 

Mill Spring 

Montford'sCove 

Mt. Creek 

Lebanon . . . 

" Pleasant . . . 

" View 

" Vernon . . 

Old Fort 

Piney Knob . . . 
Pleas. Grove . . . 

Hill 

Rock Spring . . 

Round Hill 

" Knob... 
Rutherfordton. . 
Silver Creek . . . 

Sunny Vale 

Turkey Cove . . . 
Whiteside Val . 
Mountain Creek 

Branch School 



Superintendents 



Postoffices 



B. B. Morris... Nealsville 

A. W. Gilliam . Old Fort, R. 2. . 

W. F. Barnett . Landrum, S. C. 



P. F. Searcv . . . 
B. Biggerstaff . 
B. C. Laughter. 
D. M. Peal ..... 
D. L. Roberson. 
W. D. Long. .. 
J. P. Arledge . . 
J L. Jackson . . 
W. H. Taylor.. 
W. L. Ferguson 
J. G. Raburn . . 
J. A. Gallion . . 

B. B. Price .... 

J. R. Ruff 

J. W. Halford . 
A. L. Rucker. . . 
J. B. Thompson 
Z. V. Hudgins . 
N. C. Burgin. ... 
J. M. Lewis .... 
W. P. Terrell . . 
G F. Roberson 
R. Ledbetter . . . 

C. C. Lovelace . 
H. M. Whiteside 
R. G. Freeman . 

H. S. Quinn 

Eld. D. C. Britt 
Chas. Walker.. 
W. F. McMahan 
W. S. Hollifield 
J. R. Whiteside 

J. W. Metcalf . 



Gage 

Union Mills 

Uree 

Marion 

Old Fort 

Old Fort, R. 1.. 

Columbus 

Turner's 

Dysartsville. . . , 

Bridgewater 

Landrum, S. C. 

Demming 

Marion 

Mill Spring 

Otter Creek . 
Rutherfordton. 

Saluda 

Red Top 

Turner's 

Rutherfordton. 

Old Fort 

Ruth'ton, R. 3 

Nannev 

Ruth'ton, R. 3 
Poplar Grove . 
Union Mills . . . 
Graphiteville^ . 
Rutherfordton. 

Bright 

Sunny Vale . . . 

Woodlawn 

Chimney Rock , 

Green Hill 



Clerks 



A. W. Grayson 
Miss Hattie Reel 
J. R. Splawn. . . 
C. B. Green 
Miss C. Searcey 



0. D. Corpening 
C. E. Gilliam /. 

A. M. Long 

L. H. Cloud.... 
J. R. Blanton. . 

L. G. Price 

T. L. Simmons. 
W. B. McSwain 

E. D. Watkios 
John Nichols. . . 
J. R. Foster. . . 
Miss Ida Hall . . 
W. E. Flack ... 
W. C. Davis ... 
Nora Bradlev . . 
W. D. Halford . 
J. D. Logan . . 

F. M. Bradley . 

L. Henslev 

W. H. McEntire 
J. F. Taylor . 
H. M. Whiteside 
Miss M Freeman 
W. L. Quinn . . . 
A. L. Grayson . 
N. B. Jackson . 
J. P. Padgett... 
Pink Holiifield . 
Z. V. Taylor... 



J. H. Williams Green Hi 



Postoffices 



Nealsville. . 

Curfew 

Mill Spring 
Mill Spring 
Gage 



Viarion 

Old Fort.... 
Old Fort, R. 
Columbus . . 
Turner's . . . 
Dysartsville, 

Nebo 

Landrum, S« 
Nealsville . I 

Marion 

Mill Spring 
Union Mills 
Ruth'ton, R 
Saluda . . . M 

Redtop . 

Walker .... 
Ruth'ton, R 
Old Fort 
Ruth'ton, R 



Poplar Gro\ 
Union Mills 
Graphitevill 
Rutherl'ordt( 

Myra 

Sunny Vale 
Woodlawn . 
Uree 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL STATISTICS* 



Churches 


a 

' s- 
co & 

■So 

03 

H 


en 
s- 

03 

O 
XI 


13 
o 


CD -* 
CD CO 
-03 p. 


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a 

1 


CD 
O 

a 

03 

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03 -M 

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to a 

a * 

.2 s 

II 

03 t-i 


go 

CD 

P 

CD 

a 

C PH 

XI 
gq 


CO 

a 


a 




Beihel 


4 
7 
7 
6 
6 
4 
7 
4 
5 
10 

8 
5 
6 
7 
5 
V 
7 

11 
9 
6 
4 
6 
7 

14 
8 
6 
4 
8 


40 
108 
36 
30 
80 
56 
33 
47 
20 
98 
60 
72 
44 
66 
48 
56 
49 
75 
46 
51 
45 
50 
70 
30 
100 
71 
40 
40 
70 


44 
115 
43 
36 
86 
60 
40 
51 
25 
108 
64 
80 
49 
72 
55 
61 
56 
82 
57 
60 
51 
54 
76 
37 
114 
79 
46 
44 
78 


"90 

' 45 

60 

■ 60 

30 

160 
71 


3 

9 

9 

12 
9 

12 
12 
12 


35 

65 
20 
20 
50 
30 
20 
29 

'60 








Bethlehem 

Beulah 


4 


% 4 60 






1 

2 
5 

*6 
5 

7 
7 

"io 

7 

13 
1 

8 
2 
1 
6 


4 00 
9 10 
7 01 
2 40 

12 85 
4 00 

33 73 

15 00 
4 99 
2 90 
4 24 
4 50 

39 10 




Bill's Creek 








Chapel Hill 

Cherry Spring 

Clear Creek 

Columbus 

Cooper's Gap 


14*66 


20 
96 

"55 

"50 
100 
201 
150 
100 

140 

'196 
247 

140 

48 
240 


12 

9 
12 

4 
12 
12 
12 

8 
•8 

6 
12 

9 
12 
12 
12 
12 

9 


51 
30 
30 
40 
40 
25 
40 
39 
38 
35 
40 
42 
20 
59 
71 
3u 
35 
70 
20 
51 
20 
65 
30 
25 
30 
24 




Dysartsvil le 


3 97 

2 25 


Harmony Grove 

Hickory Grove 

Macedonia 

Mill Spring - 


iVI arion 


25 00 

4 02 
6 18 

5 00 


15 00 
3 36 

"7 '66 


Montford'sCove 

Mt. Creek 

" " Branch 

" Lebanon 


" Pleasant 


"7 
2 

"25 


16 00 

1 50 
71 79 
20 00 

2 80 

3 84 
12 00 

2 00 
32 95 


" Vernon ... .... . 

Old Fort 

Piney Knob ... 
Pieas. Grove 




" Hill 




Rock Spring 




Round Hill. 


12 
5 

8 
7 
4 
6 
6 


150 

20 

110 

40 

36 

47 
43 


162 

25 

113 

47 
40 
53 
49 


236 
30 

200 
25 
40 


12 
4 

12 
6 

12 


10 95 


Knob 


Rutherfordton 

! Silver Creek 


6 
3 

"2 


35 00 


87 50 


! Sunny Vale 

Turkey Cove 


3 00 
2 50 

2 00 


5 00 


(Whiteside Val 




12 




Total 


240 


2077 


2317 


1824 


318 


1329 


130 


394 00 


149 Og 



30 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



CHURCHES. 



c 



Bethel 

Bethlehem 

Beulah 

Big Level 

Bill's Creek 

Camp Creek 

Chapel Hill 

Cherry Spring.. 

Clear Creek 

Columbus 

Cooper's Gap .. 

Dysartsville 

Eureka 

Harmony Grove 
Hickory Grove . . 
Jesse's Grove .. . 

Macedonia 

Marion 

Mill Spring .... 
Montford's Cove 

Mt Creek 

' ' Lebanon 

" Pleasant 

" View 

1 ' Vernon 

Old Fort 

Piney Knob 

Pleasant Grove.. 
Pleasant Hill.. 
Rock Springs . 

Round Hill 

Round Knob . . 
Rutherf ordton . 
Silver Creek... 
Tryon. .....••• 

Whiteside Val. 
Turkey Cove... 

ZionHill 

J. C. Price 



■ S 



m 



a 

o 



20 
35 

40 
65 
20 
95 
40 
05 
60 
CO 
00 
81 
35 
85 
60 
25 
25 
! 10 

: 05 
. oo 

I 50 
50 



4 56, 

8 16; 

1 25, 

2 50 



4 95 

2 25 ! 

5 00, 
7 00 
5 00 

3 00 
7 34 

4 00 

5 00 
1 00 



6 15 
6 00 

1 25 

2 50 
5 00 

3 35 



16 50 
7 25 



3 51 
5 00 

4 15 

2 80 

3 00 
11 24 

5 00 



0> 

be 

a 



a ® 



be 



10 00 



1 50 

2 50 

5 00 

6 60 



2 30 
4 00 
4 00 
1 00 



3 35' 

2 00!*2'00 

2 00| 2 00 

25 30 16 00 



10 00 



2 00 
2 00 



4 00 

10 00 

50 



1 00 



1 00 



1 00 



2 00 



23 25 17 00 



1 00 



2 00 



3 00 



•Total 



70 
65 

75 
50 
95 
50 
60 
95 
30 
00 
25 
00 
70 
75 
50 



2 00i 1 00 

27 52 14 50 



1 00 
10 15 



6 00 
2 00 
5 50j 

9 79 
4 00| 



4 00. 
2 00, 

5 50 
5 10' 
2 00 



7 00 

1 08 

2 00 
15 08 



26 78 30 00, 



2 00 
5 50 

14 80 

3 00 
10 00 



1 05 
2' 00 



1 00 
1 00 

1 00 

2 00 



1 00 

...J 

2 00 



41 16 



3 00 

3 50 
5 00 

4 00 



1 00 



34 20, 
2 60! 

5 00 
1 50 



1 00 



57 11 
3 30 

10 00 
2 50 



2 00 
6 10 
6 09 

3 00 
33 04 

3 00 



1 00 
1 00 
1 00 



1 00 



83 
3 00 



3 301 



4 00 



1 00 



193 75117485 220 42 



170 56 



1 00 



12 05 



2 00 
1 00 



1 00 



28 83 



Famine Suffers $5— Mountai 



^^^V5iU^ «I Mount Lebanon S. S for "Orpha, 
S. for Missions $11. Oo, Round Hill | 



M. 



Creek W. M. S. 

M. b. 101 ivi.i» Respectfully reported, 

R. LEDBETTER, Treas. 

Green River Association. 
We have carefully examined the receipts and disbursements S 
forth Uhis report and find t^to^cor^c^^ a 

W. A. HARRTLL, i" Committer 



GREEN RIVER. BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



31 



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UNION M,LLS, N. C 




CONDITION AND OUTLOOK— The school is fiouishing; 
the outlook is excellent. 

MORALS— The moral and religious tone is one of the attrac- 
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METHODS— The Academy is an up-to-date Institution, its 
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SPECIAL STUDIES— Book-keeping, Short Hand, 1 ypewrit- 

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$6: for boys f $8. _ TAWr 

Spring term begins Jan. 2, 1903. Come NOW. 
(REV ) TW. WHITLEY, MISS N M. LIVINGSTON, 

Principal, Lady Principal. 

ASSOCIATE TEACHERS— Misses McClain, Glasco, and 

Duke. 

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THE CITIZENS' BANr^ 

Of Rutherfordton, N. C. 
Established March/ J 906. 

Capital $12,000. {Stockholders thirty-seven home people. We solicit 
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All of the old standard preparation*, and such of* the new, as are 
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Dr, T\ B. Twitty, Druggist 
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MINUTES 

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SIXTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THE O 

Green River 
Baptist Association 



HELD WITH THE 



RUTHERFORDTON CHURCH 

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N. C. 

October l, 2, 3, and 4 
Ipo8 



Moderator, Eld. D. J. Hunt 
Clerk, A. L. Rucker 
Treasurer, T. C. Smit h 
Asst. Treasurer, B. B. Price 

Next session will be held with the church at Harmony Grove, 
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MINUTES 



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SIXTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL SESSION 



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Green River Baptist Association 



HELD WITH 



RUTHERFORDTON BAPTIST CHURCH 



RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N. C. 



OCTOBER 1, 2, 3, 4, 1908 



Next Session to be Held with the Baptist Church at Harmony Grove, 

Seven Miles Southeast of Marion, McDowell County, 

Beginning on Thursday, Before the First 

Sunday in October, 1909. 



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1908 



OFFICERS 



Eld. D. J. Hunt, Moderator Union Mills, N. C 

A. L. Rucker, Clerk Rutherford ton, N. C 

T. C. Smith, Treasurer Rutherfordton, N. C 

B. B. Price, Assistant Treasurer Marion, N. C 



Ordained Ministers 

Arledge, J. B Saluda, Polk County, N. C 

Britt, D. C Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, N. C 

Croom, H. M Old Fort, McDowell County, N. C 

Champion, R. C Landrum, Spartanburg County, S. C 

Denton, J. R Dysartsville, McDowell County, N. C 

Freeman, H. R. Uree, R. 1, Rutherford County, N. C 

Harris, B. B Dysartsville, McDowell County, N. C 

Hunt, D. J Union Mills, Rutherford County, N. C 

Haney, J. F Black Mountain, Buncombe County, N. C 

Hayner, W. L Gilky, Rutherford County, N. C 

Jackson, B. P Bright, Polk County, N. C 

Justice, C. B Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, N. C 

Laughter, B. C Bob, Rutherford County, N. C 

Limrick, R. L - Ayr, Rutherford County, N. C 

Logan, W. H Ayr, Rutherford County, N. C 

Long, Edward Marion, McDowell County, N. C 

Mashburn, A. B Nealsville. McDowell County, N. C 

Nanny, J. H Union Mills, Rutherford County, N. C 

Sorrels, A. P Garden City, McDowell County, N. C 

Whiteside, Z. T Uree, Rutherford County, N. C 

Whitley, J. W Union Mills, Rutherford County, N. C 

Buchanan, E Black Mountain, Buncombe County, N. C 



PROCEEDINGS 



RUTHERFORDTON BAPTIST CHURCH, 

Rutherford Co., N. C, Thursday, Oct. 1, 1908. 

The Sixty-eighth Annual Session of the Green River 
Baptist Association convened with this Church at 11 a. m. 
today. 

Following a brief song service with organ and violin 
accompaniment Eld. A. P. Sorrels read first chapter, 3rd. 
Book of St. John. 

Prayer was offered by Eld. H. D. Harrill. 

After singing, ''Onward Christian Soldi ers," Eld. A. P. 
Sorrels preached the Introductory sermon from the theme, 
"Thought or Mind" as drawn from Proverbs 23:7, and 
from Romans 7:23. 

Elder D. J. Hunt led us in prayer. 

The pastor, Eld. C. B. Justice welcomed the delegates 
and visitors, present, or to come, not only to the homes 
provided by the communicants of this Church, but to the 
hospitality, of the town regardless of Church affiliations. 

At 12:30 p. m. the Association adjourned to 2 o'clock. 
Benediction was pronounced by Eld. W. E. Wilson. 



AFTERNOON SESSION 



The Association re-assembled in the house at 2 p. m. ; 
was called to order by the Moderator; and was led in prayer 
by Eld. Edward Long. 

The Moderator announced A. W. Gilliam and Eld. A. P. 
Sorrels as assistant Clerks, who came forward, and; upon 



4 Minutes of the 

call, read the Associational Church letters, when the fol- 
lowing accredited Church Messengers were enrolled. 

Bethel— Eld. A. B. Mashburn, J. H. Rabum, J. F. Mor- 
gan, A. L. Bright, M. C. Morgan, W. E. Morris. 

Bethleham— A. W. Gilliam, Jas. M. Gilliam, R. F. 
Hughes. 

Beulah— J. R. Splaven, Jas. Smith, Butler Champion, 
W. M. fack. 

Big Level— J. H. Gibbs, G. W. Smith, L. Odell. 

Bill's Creek-J. L. Crawford, J. C. Crawford, W. C. 
Dalton, Adney Eppley. 

Camp Creek- 0. H. Lane, B. E. Melton, G. W. Guffy. 

Cane Creek— M. A. Learcey, Z. V. Jones, Z. B. Price. 

Chapel Hill— E. G. Goforth, B. F. Corpening, Eld. 
A. P. Sorrels. 

Cherry Springs — W. H. Gilliam,0. W. Robinson, James 
Webb. 

Clear Creek— W. D. Long, J. S. Collis, J. A. Ayres. 

Columbus— N. T. Mills, J. P. Arledge, J. E. Shipman. 

Cooper's Gap— T. N. Wilson, G. S. Whiteside, J. R. 
Blanton. 

Dysartsville-L. G. Price, B. F. Daves, W. H. Taylor, 
W. N. Loughridge. 

Eureka-Eld. Z. T. Whiteside, G. W. Whiteside. 

Hall Town — John Lewis, Tod. Rector. 

Harmony Grove — A. E. Rowe, J. B. Larding, Furman 
Simmons, W. L. Ferguson. 

Hickory Grove— J. G. Raburn, W. B. McSwain. 

Jesse's Grove— Not represented. 

Macedonia-J. A. Gallion, W. H. Watkins, B. E. Wat- 
kins. 



Green River Baptist Association 5 

Marion— Eld. Edward Long, W. T. Morgan, A. R. Buf- 
faloe. 

Mill Spring— J. A. Rucker, J. J. Lambright, J. R. Fos- 
ter, Frank Jackson. 

Montford's Cove-S. R. Hall, E. S. Harris, E. Parker, 
J. P. Parker. 

Mountain Creek— W. E. Flack, H. M. Green, A. E. Flack, 
C. M. Lewis, A. L. Rucker. 

Mount Lebanon — Not represented. 

Mount Pleasant— J. C. Owenby, C. J. Owenby, B. B. 
Searcey. 

Mountain View — D. J. Halford. John Martin. 

Mount Vernon— F. L. Freeman, J. J. Rollins, B. K. 
Wilson, J. G. Logan, J. H. Smith, C. H. Ross, J. A. 
Bland. 

Old Fort-J. S. Bradley, R. R. Moore, T. J. Fortune. 

Piney Knob— G. F. Robertson, W. D. Haynes, M. R. 
Camp. 

Pleasant Grove— M. L. Haynes, John Lattimore, Craw- 
ford Lynch, C. C. Lovelace, Jr. 

Pleasant Hill— D. C Nanney, C. C. Lovelace, Claude 
Hill, John Owens, B. B. Jones. 

Rock Spring — Isaac Williams, John Frady. 

Round Hill — J. D. Morris, A. P. Nanney, J. L. Barnes, 
C. G. Hill, J. C. Allen, 0. G. Daves, I. P. Sorrels, A. R. 
Nanney. 

Rutherfordton-Eld. C. B. Justice, Eld. D. C. Britt, 
N. E. Walker, T. C. Smith, W. A. Harrill, J. F. Edwards. 

Silvan Creek— E. A. Arledge, J. B. Justice, G. H. 
Arledge. 

Stone Mountain— R. A. Davis, John Nanney. 

Sunny Vale— W. T. McMahan. 



6 Minutes of the 

Try on— Represented by Letter. 

Turkey Cove— Wm. Gouge, Pink Hollifield. 

Walnut Grove— Not represented. 

Whiteside Valley— I. G. Frady, J. M. Wilson, Guilford 
Nanney. 

Zion Hill— Charles Pendergrass. 

Represented by letters and messengers, 39; by letter 
only, 1; not represented, 3; total, 43 Churches. 



Organization 

On motion of Eld. C. B. Justice, the rules being sus- 
pended, the clerk was authorized to cast the ballot of the 
Association for Eld. D. J. Hunt, for Moderator. 

In like manner, upon motion of Bro. A. W. Harrill, 
Eld. A. P. Sorrels was requested to cast the vote of the 
body for A. L. Rucker, for Clerk. 

On motion of Eld. C. B. Justice, Bro. T. C. Smith was 
re-elected Treasurer and Bro. B. B. Price Assistant Treas- 
urer, the Clerk casting the vote. 



The following visiting brethren were recognized and 
welcomed by the Moderator to the courtesies of the floor: 

Bro. Archibald Johnson, representing the Thomasville 
Orphanage and its paper, Charity and Children. 

Eld. C. J.^Woodson, a fraternal Messenger from the 
King's Mountain Association. 

Eld. Edward Long, recently called to the pastorate of 
our Church at Marion. 

Bro. J. C. Howards, representing the Biblical Recorder. 

Eld. B. M. Hamrick of the Sandy Run Association. 

Eld. H. D. Harrill formerly of this, but now of the 
Sandy Run Association. 

Eld. T. H. Posey, pastor of the Church at Columbus, 
and principal of Central Industrial Institute at that place. 

These brethren all, when introduced, briefly responded 



Green River Baptist Association 7 

Order of Business 

Eld. C. B. Justice for Committee on Order of Business 
for the remainder of the Session : 

Home Missions, 7:30 to-night, Bro. Archibald Johnson, 
Chairman. 

Friday— Morning Session 

9:30 — Devotional Exercises— To be conducted by Bro. 
J. C. Howard. 

10:00— Miscellaneous Business. 

10:30-State of Religion. 

11:00— Religious Education and Round Hill Academy. 

12:00— Periodicals. 

12:30-Adjourn. 

Evening Session 

2:00— Foreign Missions. 

3:00— Woman's Work. 

3:30— Aged Minister's Relief. 

Adjourn at pleasure. 

7:30— Entertainment by Sunbeams. 

Saturday, Oct. 3rd— Morning 

9:00 — Devotional Exercises. 

9:30— Miscellaneous Business. 

10:00— Orphanage (In place of Sunday Schools.) 

11:30— State Missions. 

12:30— Adjourn. 

Afternoon 

2:00 — Sunday Schools (In place of Orphanage.) 
2 :45 — Temperance. 

3:00— Time, place, and preacher, next Session. 
4:30— Delegates to State and Southern Baptist Conven- 
tions. 

Adjourn at pleasure. 

7:30— Young People's Meeting-Dr. R. T. Vann,leader. 



8 Minutes of the 

The Moderator, Eld. D. J. Hunt named following 
Chairmen of Committees: 

State of Religion— Eld. Edward Long. 

Woman's Work-Eld. W. E. Wilson. 

State Missions— Will T. Morgan. 

Home Missions— Archibald Johnson. 

Foreign Missions — Eld. C. B. Justice. 

Sabbath Schools— Eld. J. B. Bridges. 

Temperance — Eld. A. P. Sorrels. 

Education— Eld. J. W. Whitley. 

Orphanage— R. P. Geer. 

Deceased and Aged Ministers— Eld. W. H. Wall. 

Periodicals— Eld. H. M. Croom. 

Other members of these committees will be found at 
close of the several reports. 

Adjourned to 7:30 tonight. 

Hymn: ''Blest be the tie that binds/ ■ 

Invocation and benediction by brother J. C. Howard. 



NIGHT SESSION 



The Association met at 7:30 p. m. 

After the rendition of a beautiful quartette, Eld. C. B. 
Justic spoke feelingly of our dear brother, Eld. D. C. 
Britt, who is seriously ill at his home in this town, and 
suggested that the night session be opened by special 
prayer for him. It was so ordered, and brother Archibald 
Johnson led the prayer. 



Report on Home Missions 

The following was read by Brother Archibald Johnson: 

No department of our work has a richer field than that 

occupied by our Home Mission Board whose office is in 

Atlanta with Dr. B. D. Gray, as corresponding Secretary. 

The industrial progress of the South with its rich 

resources of forest, field and mine, has turned the eagle 



Green River Baptist Association 9 

eyes of commerce in this direction. For years past we 
have been exempt from the influx of the foreign element 
because we had nothing to offer them. The Great West 
has absorbed the strangers coming to our shores for the 
past three decades, until the era of prosperity unlocked 
the treasures of the Southern Section and developed the 
marvelous industrial period that is the wonder of the 
world. 

The transition from an agricultural to a manufacturing 
community has opened our gateways to the strangers and 
brought them from the old world as well as the new into 
our domain. 

It is a trite saying but eternally true that we must 
uplift the Godless element that comes among us or it will 
degrade us. We cannot occupy neutral ground. No man 
liveth to himself in this world. We are bound to be influenced 
by our environment. We must give to them our religion 
or they will give us their skepticism. Our cities are rap- 
idly growing great. The problem of a city was formerly 
no problem with us, but is now pressing and vital. In 
many of the greatest cities of the South the Baptist influ- 
ence is weak, and in some of them Catholicism overwhelms 
all other forms of faith. 

Our denominational academies are making the fight of 
their lives. The policy of the State is to destroy them, 
and take control of our entire educational system. In many 
cases the State has already won the day, and Baptist 
Schools have retired from the field. 

Cuba still calls to us to come over and sow the seed that 
promise to bear a glorious harvest. We are the pioneers 
in this delightful island of the Southern Sea, and we must 
hold the ground we have now, and go forward to larger 
conquests. 

The Home Mission Board stands for all these great 
things and we cannot afford not to rally to its standard 
and give to it our earnest sympathy and support. 

The Board is composed of brainy business men who 
freely give to the work the highest order of talent and the 
deepest consecration. 

Archibald Johnson, 
J. L. Taylor, 
W. A. Harrill, 
T. C. Smith, 

Committee. 



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Upon motion to adopt, the Conventio was spoken to by 
Archibald Johnson, Eld. C. B. Justice, Eld. T. H. Posey, 
and pledges secured this afternoon and on Friday morning 
amounting to $277.00. See Church pledges. 

The report was adopted. 

Adjourned to 9:30 a. m. tomorrow. 

Benediction, Eld. T. H. Posey. 



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1908 



Morning Session 

The Association met at 9:30. 

Bro. J. C. Howard read St. John, 11:1-46. 

Prayer, Elder W. A. Wall leading, 

Letters presented from Hall Town, Harmony Grove, 
Macedonia Churches, which were read and messengers 
enrolled. 

Minutes of yesterday's proceedings read by Clerk, and, 
as corrected, stand approved. The calling of the list of 
messengers being deferred until tomorrow morning. 

Elders W. E. Wilson and W. H, Wall and Bro. Wm. 
Silver, all of the Sandy Run Association, were tendered 
the usual courtesies accorded visiting messengers. 

The Association stood to receive the faculty and stu- 
dents of Round Hill Academy, who marched in and were 
seated together. While the Association sat the Round 
Hill visitors arose and rendered excellent music, having 
been formally introduced by Elder C. B. Justice. 



State of Religion 

The time for special order having arrived, Elder Ed- 
ward Long read report on State of Religion: 

As can be best ascertained the State of Religion in our 
Association is at normal. During the past year we have 
not gone backward, but there has been a steady increase in 
membership, activity and spiritual fervor. 

We are beginning to realize more fully than ever be- 



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fore that the night is gone, and the day of larger things 
has dawned. The work is upon us, "the harvest truly is 
great but the laborers are few. Pray ye, therefore, the 
Lord of the harvest, that He would send forth laborers 
into the harvest. ' ' Edward Long, 

J. J. Rollins, 
R. K. Wilson, 
J. G. Logan, 
M. A. Searcey, 

Committee. 

Elders Edward Long, C. J. Woodson, H. U. Groom and 
C. B. Justice addressed the Association, after which the 
report was adopted. 

The house being congested with visitors it was an- 
nounced that Elder T. H. Posey would preach immediately 
at the Methodist church. 



Religious Education and Round Hill Academy 

At 11, o'clock Elder J. W. Whitley read the following 
report : 

Let us define Education in order that we may intelli- 
gently understand it. 

The highest educational thought of the time insists 
that the function of education is the complete develop- 
ment of the human being; the bringing of the child into a 
lively and harmonious relation with all his environments, 
physical, mental and moral. 

In order to do this, having been moved by the Holy 
Spirit, God's people have established schools, academies, 
and colleges where our young people can be taught and 
developed under the most desirable influences; and where 
they may be protected very largely from the demoralizing 
influences that are so often fatal to the young during 
school age. 

Wake Forest College, the head of our educational in- 
stitutions, reported last year the largest enrollment in its 
history and the prospects this year are such as to lead us 
to believe that she will eclipse all previous enrollments. 
The institution is now crowded to its utmost capacity and 



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more rooms must be provided for our Baptist boys, other- 
wise they must be turned away. 

The Board of Education has aided more young men 
from the Loan Fund the past year than ever before, and 
the demands are greater each year from men trying to 
prepare themselves to preach the unsearchable riches of 
Grace. 

The Baptist University for women has likewise enj oyed 
a prosperous year, and is so crowded that many have been 
turned away from her doors for lack of room to accommo- 
date them. 

Our secondary schools, of which there are forty or 
fifty, from East to West, have done a great work for the 
denomination and for civilization, and are steadily grow- 
ing in size and usefulness. 

We heartily recommend them to all parents who desire 
to obtain for their children a Christian education. We 
further recommend and urge that it is the duty of every 
Baptist of this Association to lend to these schools their 
moral support and contribute their financial aid. We 
recommend especially the maintenance of Round Hill 
Academy which is designed to meet the demands for bet- 
ter high school facilities. We recommend completing the 
new Administration Building now under construction, and 
converting the old one into a boys' home. 

Your committee believes that there is a great work for 
this school to do, and that it should have an important 
place in our denominational work. It is designed to, and 
if supported, will do more to strengthen the Baptist cause 
in this Association than any other means now before us. 
To this end let this Association pledge its united and most 
loyal support to finish the work now under construction, 
and the maintenance of the school. 

While profoundly grateful for the progress thus made, 
the goal is far in the distance. Our civilization which is 
essentially Christian can be maintained in its purity, and 
advanced only by the aid of Christian education. Further- 
more the church must educate in its own interest, for the 
work is great and the laborers, if uneducated, are unequal 
to the task. Our denominational schools are the only 
means by which our public life can be supplied with the 
true interpretation of the Christian view of the world, 
which best conserves the State and civilization. 

Believing then as we do that the welfare of the denom- 
ination depends upon the usefulness and efficiency of our 



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educational system, we would urge upon this Association 
that they continue to give to our schools that loyal support 
and liberal patronage which has enabled them to prosper 
in the past. Respectfully submitted, 

J. W. Whitley, 
L. G. Price, 
R. F. Hughes, 
A. W. Gilliam, 
C. G. Hill, 

Committee. 



The Secretary and Treasurer of Round Hill Academy 
also presented his annual report which follows: 



Report of J. D. Morris, Secretary and Treasurer Round Hill Academy, 
for the school year ending May 6th, 1998: 

Number of Teachers employed 5 

Number Students enrolled 208 

Number Graduates 1 

FINANCIAL EXHIBIT 

1908, May 6— Items. Dr. Cr. 

To Tuition Collected $2,095 91 

To Checks Home Mission Board 450 00 

To Rents Received 108 09 

By Balance paid on Piano $ 55 80 

By Balance paid on Teachers' Salaries 2,112 02 

By Balance paid on Incidentals 306 22 

By Balance Painting Girls' Dormitory 119 14 

By Balance Ins. on Girls' Dormitory... 31 20 

By Bash on hand to Balance 29 62 

Totals $2,654 00 52,654 00 



Miss N. M. Livingston bought patent desks amounting 
to $167.40 which were paid for by private subscription, 
Miss Livingston contributing liberally to the amount her- 
self 

At present we have five teachers employed, with 116 
students enrolled. The school is moving along nicely, and 
the prospects for the future are very flattering. 

J. D. Morris, Sec'y-Treas. 
Round Hill Academy. 



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New Administration Building 

In this connection J. D. Morris further read Report of 
Board of Trustees: 

As instructed by the Association at its last session, we 
have let the contract for a two-story brick administration 
building, 100 feet in length by 66 feet in width. The 
plans were furnished us by an architect. The bricks are 
now being placed in the walls which have been already 
raised to the heighth of about six feet. The structure will 
cost, when completed, about $10,000, about $8,000 of 
which is under contract. 

The building will contain six school rooms, two society 
halls, two music rooms, two robing rooms, a library and 
an auditorium, and will accommodate 300 or more stu- 
dents. 

By way of finances we have in cash, notes and sub- 
scriptions from Round Hill Church and community $1,502; 
and from the Association $549, or a total of $2,051. If 
these pledges are all paid and we receive the $2,000 ex- 
pected from the Home Mission Board, we will still be due 
our contractor about $4,000 more. 

To meet this deficit we recommend that each church 
in the Association oppoint one active member to co-operate 
with the Trustees, and that these be instructed to secure 
from their respective churches not less than average of 
fifty cents per member, male and female, to liquidate this 
debt. 

We have made our first payment of $1,500 to our con- 
tractor, and the second will be due in ten days from this 
date. Respectfully submitted, 

C. B. Justice, Chairman. 
J. D. Morris, Secretary. 
Board of Trustees Round Hill Academy. 

On motion to adopt these reports severally, and as a 
whole, earnest speeches were made by Elders J. W. Whit- 
ley and C. B. Justice and Brother Archibald Johnston, 
when the reports were adopted unanimously by a rising 
vote. 

Periodicals 

The following report on periodicals was presented by 
the Chairman of the Committee: 



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Since we have readers there is a demand for something 
to read. The periodicals of the press are seeking the 
reader. The affinity of the reader for reading will bring 
these together, and nothing is left to us but to control, as 
best we can, the supply of reading matter. Some homes 
are without reading matter. This is, perhaps, one cause 
of our children seeking entertainment from home, nothing 
at home to read. Other homes are supplied with the 
cheap, trashy literature afloat in the mails and on the 
markets. Such reading is a curse to any home because it 
poisons the life with those things that are foreign to re- 
ligion and contrary to the best interests of mankind. 
Comparatively few homes have even a scanty supply of 
religious books and papers. This supply should be in- 
creased to meet the demands of the family. There are no 
better books and papers for this purpose than those of our 
Baptist publications, and none of these are more suited to 
the needs of our Baptist homes than the Biblical Recorder. 
We feel that North Carolina Baptists should take and read 
this great paper. 

As matters of information The Home Field, Charity 
and Children and the Foreigh Mission Journal are neces- 
sities. Respectfully submitted, 

H. M. Croom, Ch'm'n, 
A. P. Sorrels, 
J. H. Rayburn, 
U. U. Morgan, 
G, F. Robertson, 

Committee. 
This report was discussed by J. C. Howard of the 
Recorder staff, and Archibald Johnson, editor Charity and 
Children, and adopted. 

Adjourned to 2 p. m., it having been previously an- 
nounced that Elder C. J. Woodson would preach in the 
Methodist Church at 2:30 afternoon. 



EVENING SESSION 

The Association met pursuant to adjournment, and 
was opened by a brief song service given by faculty and 
students of Round Hill Academy. 

Letters were presented from Mill Spring and Piney 
Knob churches which were read and their delegates en- 
rolled. 



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Foreign Missions 

Elder C. B. Justice submitted for committee the follow- 
ing report: 

The basis of all foreign mission work is found in John 
3:16 — "God so loved the world that He gave His only 
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not 
perish, but have everlasting life." Christ was the mis- 
sionary from Heaven to a lost world. Having risen in tri- 
umph from the grave He told His disciples that as the 
Father had sent Him, so He sent them. The field is the 
world; the command comes from the Lord. So long as there 
is one unconverted soul in all the world, so long will this 
command ring out clearly to God's people. It is sad to 
think that there are to-day over eight hundred millions of 
souls who know not of Christ, but who linger in heathen 
darkness. Their condition is pitiable. The men live in 
iniquity ;the women and children grope in blight and night. 
And yet the people of God entrusted with the light of life 
decline to send them the truth. Our pride and selfishness 
are ministered unto, while famishing souls are dying for 
the Bread of Life. We build finer churches and finer homes 
and supply ourselves with luxuries of life while souls are 
dying who know not the Son of God. 

Our Foreign Mission Board last year made a good report 
of progress. Over $400,000 was contributed, and our 
Board was enabled to report "No debt" at the close of the 
Convention year. While this should gratify us in one way, 
yet in another we should feel a sense of shame, for, through- 
out the bounds of our Southern Baptist Convention, it 
meant that we had given on an average of only twenty 
cents apiece through the year. The fact was brought out 
at the Southern Baptist Convention that in the bounds of 
our Convention there are over ten thousand churches which 
gave nothing at all for Foreign Missions last year. We 
hope that not a church in our Association will stand in the 
non- contributing column for this great work of the Master. 

During the year twenty-four new missionaries were 
sent out. We have now in the field a force of 222 mission- 
aries, 354 native assistants, that is 556 workers. How few 
are these, however, from two million Southern Baptists. 
Let us pray the Lord to thrust forth other laborers into 
the fields white now unto harvest. 

We are glad to report that, in counection with our work 
in the different mission lands, there are eight theological 



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schools. These are training about 150 students who are to 
go out and preach the gospel. These native preachers are 
greatly needed for evangelistic work as well as for the 
training of the thousands of new converts in the mission 
lands. 

Our Foreign Board has sent out twelve medical mis- 
sionaries, and these, last year, treated 38,000 patients. 
This medical work reaches the hearts of the people as no 
other work. Not only is access gotten to the poor and 
needy, but also to those who are wealthy and powerful. 

We praise God for 2,174 converts who were added by 
baptism during last year. We should pray to Him that He 
will gather many souls this year through our workers on 
the foreign fields. 

At the Southern Baptist Convention it was decided that 
we try to raise twenty-five per cent, more for Foreign 
Missions this year than last. But many of our churches 
ought to double or quardruple their gifts. To make a 
noble advance someone must take the lead in the church. 
May our laymen feel called on to take a leading part in this 
great work. 

We must earnestly recommend to our people that they 
take the Foreign Mission Journal, an excellent Mission 
monthly, published by the Board at the small cost of 
25c. a year. We would be glad for this Journal to be in 
every home. 

Upon request valuable literature may be obtained from 
the Foreign Mission Board at Richmond, Virginia. We 
suggest that every pastor secure a supply of mission tracts 
for distribution among his people. 

We recommend that our pastors most earnestly present 
the claims of a lost world, and that pastors and people 
pray to God that from our bounds may go some who shall 
preach the glorious gospel to those who wait in lands of 
darkness and sin. 

C. B. Justice, 
J. F. Morgan, 
N. E. Walker, 
J. A. Rucker, 
A. P. Nanney. 

Committee. 

On motion to adopt Eld.C. B. Justice spoke to the report, 
and after securing pledges amounting to $378.50 the report 
was adopted. 

See table of Church pledges. 



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Report of Aged Ministers 

Eld. T. H. Posey presented, as given below, report on 
Aged Ministers: 

We have now thirty one aged Ministers who have spent 
the best part of their lives in the Lord's service on small 
salaries. So, now in the evening of their lives our Board 
at Durham is trying to supply their necessities. The Board 
is now several hundred dollars short in their collections 
for this year. This will mean a reduction from the scanty 
appropriation made to these worthy old servants of God; 
and that would mean suffering for them. Surely we will 
come to their relief speedily. 

Your committee recommends that the Churches look 
after this matter at their first meeting, and make an offer- 
ing to this worthy and needy cause. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. Wall, 
J. S. Bradley, 

C. C. Lovelace, 

D. C. Nanney, 

G. W. Whiteside, 

Committee. 
The report was discussed by Eld. H. W. Wall, Bro. A. 
Johnson, and Eld. C. B. Justice, and adopted by a rising 
vote. 



Woman's Work 

Elder Walter E. Wilson read the report on Woman's 
Work: 

The first Woman's Missionary Society known to have 
existed in the world, originated in Boston, Massachusetts 
in 1800. The leaders were Baptists, but it was not 
denominational, nearly half of its founders being Congre- 
gationalists. The first purely Baptist Woman's Mission- 
ary Society was in the same city, probably in 1802. The 
first of the same character in the South was the Wadma- 
law and Edisto Female Mite Society of Charleston, S. C., 
1812. There is metion of Woman's Missionary Societies in 
North Carolina as early as 1831. In the year, 1877 the 
Woman's Central Committee was organized with Mrs. J. M. 
Heck, President, and Mrs. J. C. Scarbarough, Correspond- 
ing Secretary. There were then only 17 societies in the 



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State. Their total contributions were $342.16. In 1878 
there were 36 societies, contributing $500.00. In 1887 the 
Central Committee published a little paper called "Mis- 
sionary Talk" which was distributed free of cost, and the 
same year the societies gave $1,717.46. In 1891 the Wom- 
an's Missionary Union held its first annual meeting in 
North Carolina. The Union auxiliary to the Southern 
Baptist Convention was organized in Richmond, in 1888. 
Having thus noted very briefly the origin of Woman's 
Work, let us now call attention to the object of the work. 
We regard this threefold, viz: 

First— By regular and systematic giving to increase 
the contributions of the Lord's treasury so that all depart- 
ments of His work may be enlarged; 

Second— By regular meetings and by the distribution of 
Missionary literature to increase knowledge and zeal 
among our churches; and 

Third— To seek to interest and enlist in Missionary 
work nine hundred thousand Baptist women. Mrs. Heck 
says this must be done; and now these three may be sum- 
med up into this one comprehensive object: 

That our million Southern Baptist who have and enjoy 
the blessings of both soul and body, that only the Chris- 
tian religion can give may offer one united-hand uplift to 
those of their sex, who are still in bondage of Satan. How 
noble the object! How worthy the work! How blessed 
are those who take part! Will not every sister take part? 

W. E. Wilson, 
W. E. Flack, 
L. S. Harris, 
J. P. Arledge, 
J. H. Smith, Committee. 
On motion to adopt, Elders W. E. Wilson and C. B. 
Justice addressed the Association, when the report was 
adopted. 

Dr. R.T.Vann, President, Baptist University for Women 
was recognized and welcomed. 

At request of brother A. Johnson it was ordered, that 
the time fixed for the consideration of the Baptist Orphan- 
age and that for Sunday Schools be interchanged. 

The Association adjourned to 7:30 to-night to witness 
an entertainment to be given by the Sunbeams and to hear 
an address by Dr. Vann. 

Closing prayer and benediction by Bro. A. Johnson. 



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THE NIGHT SESSION 

The entertainment given by the Sunbeams, consisting 
of songs and recitations, was pronounced a very excellent 
affair in every particular. 

Dr. Vann's address was characteristic of the man and 
the occasion. Those present were the fortunate ones, 
while those absent cannot fully appreciate what they lost- 



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1908 



Morning Session 

The Association met at 9:30 a. m. 

The devotional exercises were conducted by Elder 
J. W. Whitley in the use of Isaiah, 7th chapter, prayer 
being offered by Elders W. H. Wall and H. B. Freeman. 

The proceedings of yesterday were read and approved, 
the calling of the roll of messengers having been post- 
poned indefinitely. 

Finance Committee announced by Moderator: H. M. 
Gieer, A. P. Nanney, C. C. Lovelace. 



Report on Orphanage 

Bro. R. P. Greer, Chairman, read report on Orphanage: 

We are glad to report the Orphanage in fine condition, 
with 384 children. There has been very little sickness 
and but one death this year. We learn from Charity and 
Children that several boys and girls have left for higher 
schools to more fully prepare themselves for the work of 
life. Many of those who have been brought up and 
trained here are filling responsible positions to the entire 
satisfaction of their employees. 

Now, brethren, we should be proud of this institution. 
We think this the most important work the Baptists of the 
State have undertaken— the making of manly men and 
womanly women from poor orphan waifs, who would oth- 
erwise be a curse to society and the State. 

We all know that as the number of children increases 
expenses are greater, and contributions are not now com- 



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ing in sufficiently to meet these increased expenses. We 
urge that the churches make regular contributions to this 
grand work; and that every Sabbath school take a monthly 
collection and undertake to support at least one orphan. 
Some brethren say they are not able to give anything to 
the Orphanage, but everyone could give a small amount. 
Ten cents from every Baptist in the Association would 
amount to $475.00. Let every child of God try to do some- 
thing the coming year. Let us make a thank offering to 
the Lord for his kindness and mercy, and forward it to 
the Orphanage to help feed, clothe, and educate those 
boys and girls, and to make of them useful men and 
women who, some day will be a blessing to the country in 
which they live. 

We suggest that our pastors have more to say in their 
sermons about the orphans than we have been hearing and 
we all pray more for the institution. If it is not worth 
praying for it is not worthy of our contributions. ' 'Where- 
soever the treasure is, there will be the heart also. ,, 
Respectfully submitted, 
R. P. Geer, 
W. D. Long, 
B. T. Daves, 
W. H. Gilliam, 
J. S. Collins, 

Committee. 

The Orphanage needs, plans, management and history, 
was, upon motion to adopt, fully and feelingly set forth 
in the speech by Brother Archibald Johnson. 

A cash collection of $15.01 was secured, $3 of which 
was subscriptions to Charity and Children. 

Pledges were taken amounting to $397. See table of 
"Church Pledges." 

The report was adopted. 

Supplemental to above Elder C. B. Justice moved that 
six members of this Association be appointed whose duty 
it shall be to raise $200 to be applied to the completion of 
the Woman's Infirmary, now in process of construction at 
the Baptist Orphanage at Thomasville, N. C, the same 
being payable on or before January 1, 1909. Carried. 

The committee appointed under this motion follows: 
Elder T. H. Posey, Columbus, Polk county; B. B. Price, 



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Marion, McDowell county; A. P. Nanney, Thermal City, 
Rutherford county; R. Ledbetter, Ayr, Rutherford county; 
W. A. Harrill, Rutherfordton, Rutherford county; A. W. 
Gilliam, Old Fort, R. 2, McDowell county. 

State Missions 

Bro. W. F. Morgan, to whom the duty had been as- 
signed, failed to send in a report on this subject, which 
was ably discussed by Dr. R. T. Vann, and pledges secured 
for this purpose amounting to $384. See table of "Church 
Pledges." 

After announcements for preaching as follows, at 
11 a. m. tomorrow, the Association adjourned to 2 o'clock : 
Baptist Church, Dr. R. T. Vann; Methodist Church, Elder 
Edward Long; Presbyterian Church, Elder J. W. Whitley. 



EVENING SESSION 
The Association re-assembles in the house at 2 p. m. 



Report on Sunday Schools 

Elder J. B. Bridges, of the Sandy Run Association, read 
the following: 

A Sunday School gives a church momentum— moving 
force. It gives kinetic energy— the power of making a 
way into things. It stimulates a church to activity. A 
church without a Sunday School is fifty years behind the 
times. Such a church is in a deplorable condition, does 
not keep apace with the force of habit. It lies smoldering 
in the ashes of half a century. 

We all recognize the necessity of the Sunday School 
work. The preacher has a great and an important work, 
and there is no other agency that can take his place; but, 
in order for him to accomplish this work most successfully 
he needs the assistance and cooperation of other agencies. 

Before a work can be done there must be a preparation 
for that work. A man must have some knowledge, a,t 
least, of the power of God and the mission of Jesus Christ 



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before he is ready to give his heart to God and accept 
Jesus as his Savior. Some of our first missionaries had to 
labor for a long time without a single convert; but, after 
many years of toil and after the seeds of truth had been 
sown, the heathen began to open his heart to Christianity, 
and the men who had been spending their energies, in vain 
seemingly, could begin to see more definite results. Why 
is it that the child who has had the advantage of a Sunday 
School training joins the church at an earlier age than the 
one who has not had the opportunity of this training, or 
the one who has not taken advantage of it? We can see 
at once that the Sunday School prepares the minds of those 
who are out of Christ for God's word as it comes from the 
lips of the preacher and opens the way for him. 

Men and women cannot live active Christian lives with- 
out devoting some time to the study of the Bible. As we 
study the word of God, we keep on our guard and are more 
able to meet temptations successfully; as we commune 
with God, we learn His will and have a clearer conception 
of our duty; and, as we keep in touch with God, we enjoy 
our religion and are able to render Him service. Is there 
a better place in which to study the Bible than in the Sun- 
day School? The lessons are arranged systematically, and 
we have she help of others in the study of them. 

This organization is doing a great work in many respects. 
Without the contributions made by it, no doubt, our 
Orphanage at Thomasville would be helpless to support the 
children that are now depending on it. There is a new 
awakening among the Sunday Schools, and contributions 
are beginning to be made from them directly to the mis- 
sion boards. This year the Sunday School workers of our 
own State have already raised over $600.00 and paid over 
as missions. Besides this direct contribution, there is no 
telling what these noble workers have stimulated their 
churches to do. These figures show only a small part of 
the work done in this State. In 1906 the Sunday School 
Board of the Southern Baptist Convention received from 
different sources an income of $146,468.31. Think of the 
good that can be accomplished with such a sum of money. 
This board has an invested fund bearing interest which is 
used for the support of different objects. The fund was 
begun no longer ago than 1895, and in 1906 it amounted 
to $73,000.00. We cannot go into details and tell all that 
the board is doing, but we mention some things to let you 



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know that the work in which some of you are engaged is 
no small affair. 

The advancement made along this line is, perhaps, the 
greatest advancement that has been made along any line 
of church work. Fifty years ago our State had compara- 
tively no Sunday Schools at all. Today almost every 
church has one. View the records of the Sunday School 
Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and contrast an 
invested fund, in 1896, of $2,500.00 with one in 1906, of 
$73,000.00, or contrast an income, in 1896, of $63,141.12 
with an income, in 1906, of $146,468.31. We have done 
and are doing great things in this line of the work, and we 
may hope for and expect still greater things in the future. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. B. Bridges, 
P. H. Hollifield, 
Rev. W. L. Haynes, 
I. S. Williams, 
L. Odell, 

Committee, 

On motion to adopt Elder J. B. Bridges, A. L. Rucker, 
Elder C. B. Justice and Elder D. J. Hunt spoke to the 
report when it was adopted: 

On motion Elder J. W. Whitley was appointed Associa- 
tional or Assistant Secretary in the Sunday School work. 



Elder W. S. Cherry of the Broad River Circuit, and 
Elder J. B, Carpenter, resident minister, both of the M. 
E. Church were recognized, and the usual courtesies 
extended to them. 

The letter from Tryon Church was handed it, read, 
and accredited messengers enrolled. 



Report on Temperance 

Elder A. P. Sorrels read as follows: 

The powers that be are ordained of God. Our churches 
are one organized power for good, and against evil. They 
should use their powers against the evil of strong drink by 
wholesome, impartial discipline. 

The making and trafficingin intoxicating liquor, as well 



Green River Baptist Association 25 

as intoxication itself should be looked after by the churches. 
The civil law is another organized power ordained 
of God to hold evil in check, and to permit growth in 
righteousness. The evils of intemperance and the whiskey 
traffic have grown so gigantic that we should use all of the 
civil law to suppress them. We rejoice in State prohibit- 
ion. Our task now is to suppress "moonshiners" and "blind 
tigers." To successfully do this work, we must have pro- 
hibitionists in office. 

We, therefore, advise the people of McDowell, Ruther- 
ford, and Polk counties to know their candidates for office 
on this subject, and elect only such men to the legislature, 
for sheriff, county commissioners, and others, as will 
faithfully defend and execute the prohibition laws. 

McDowell county has three candidates that worked 
against prohibition at the May election. We advise the 
people of this county to know these, and NOT to vote for 
any of them. 

Polk county has four candidates who did not vote for 
prohibition in May, and one who voted and worked against 
it. We advise the people of Polk to KNOW these and vote 
only for men who favor prohibition. 

We have not learned the facts in reference to the county 
candidates in Rutherford. Perhaps they are all prohibi- 
tionists. ^ If not, we advise the people of this county to 
make diligent inquiry, and vote only for temperate prohi- 
bition men. 

We further advise the people, and especially the church 
members of these three counties, not to withhold or sup- 
press any evidence against violators of the prohibition 
laws. We also ask that this report be published in the 
McDowell Democrat and Rutherford Sun. 

A. P. Sorrels, 
J. G. Raburn, 
W. B. McSwain, 
W. M. Blanton, 
J. F. Edwards, 

Committee. 

The report, after being discussed by Elder A. P. Sorrels, 
Elder D. J. Hunt and Brother J. H. Smith, was adopted. 



26 Minutes of the 

Nominations 

To Southern Baptist Con venton— Elders C. B. Justice > 
Edward Long, D. J. Hunt, J. W. Whitley. 

To State Baptist Convention— Elders C. B. Justice, A. P. 
Sorrels, J. W. Whitley, 

Z. T. Whiteside, 
C. M. Lewis, 
A. L. Hill, 

Committee. 
Approved without discussion. 



Time, Place and Preacher 

The committee on time, place and preacher of Intro- 
ductory sermon reported as follows: 

Time— Thursday before 1st. Sunday in Oct. 1909. 
Place — Harmony Grove Church, McDowell County, 
North Carolina. 

Introductory— Edward Long; Altenate, J. W. Whitley. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Jas. R. Whiteside, 
H. M. Croom, 
W. D. Long, 
J. H. Smith, 
J. A. Rucker, 

Committee. 
After remarks by Elders C. B. Justice and H. M. Croom 
the report was adopted. 



Board of Missions and Sunday Schools 

As ordered by the Association this Board shall consist 
of seven members, four, or a majority of whom, shall 
reside in or near Rutherford ton. IThe names of those com- 
posing the board for ensuing year follow: 

Elder C. B. Justice, Rutherfordton; R. P. Geer, Ruther- 
fordton; W. A. Harrill, Rutherfordton; J. F. Edwards, 
Rutherfordton; Elder Edward Long, Marion; B. B. Price, 
Marion; Elder J. W.Whitley, Union Mills. 



Green River Baptist Association 27 

Trustees Round Hill Academy 

Your Committee on nomination for Trustees of Round 
Hill Academy recommend the selection of brethren W. A. 

Harrill and S. R. Hall. 

J. D. Morris, 
A. W. Gilliam, 
H. M. Geer, 

Committee. 
Report adopted. 

Thanks 

Elder Edward Long in behalf of the Association ten- 
dered the thanks of the body to Elder C. B. Justice, pastor 
of the Baptist Church here, to the Church as a whole; to 
the town generally; and to all others who have in any way 
contributed to our pleasure and our entertainment during 
the session just closing, and assuring all concerned that 
our only regret is that our stay among so generous and 
hospitable people cannot be longer prolonged. 



Auditing Committee 

W. A. Harrill and A. L. Grayson were appointed to audit 
the forthcoming annual report of Treasurer T. C. Smith. 



Finance Committee 

The Finance Committee reports $37.64 sent up by the 
Churches for printing Minutes, which has been turned 
over to T. C. Smith, Treasurer. 

H. M. Geer, 
A. P. Nanney, 
C. C. Lovelace, 

Committee. 
The report was adopted, a cash collection secured of 
$5.07 making the total minute fund $43.61. 



Adjournment 

At 5 p. m. the Association adjourned its 68th Annual 
Session to convene with the Church at Harmony Grove, 



28 Minutes of the 

McDowell county, on Thursday before first Sunday in Oct. 
1909. 

Closing prayer and benediction by Elder C. B. Justice. 

Elder D. J. Hunt, 
A. L. Rucker, Moderator. 

Clerk. 



Sunday Services, Oct. 4, 1908 

In accordance with previous announcement the pulpits 
were filled at 11 o'clock as given below: 
Baptist— Dr. R. T. Vann, of Raleigh. 
Methodist— Elder Edward Long, of Marion. 
Presbyterian — Elder J. W. Whitley, of Union Mills. 



Notes 



1— Weather and roads very fine. 

2 — Hospitality, all that could be desired. 

3 — Congregations large for entire Session. 

4 — Discussions, harmonious, spiritual, edifying. 

5— A splendid Session, measured by usual standards. 



Green River Baptist Association 



29 



DIRECTORY 

Woman's, Young Ladies' and Sunbeams' Societies and Baptist Young 
People's Union 



CHURCHES 



Organiza- 
tion 



President 



Post Office 



Bethel 

Dysartsville 

Marion 

Marion 

Montford's Cove 
Mountain Creek 

Mt. Vernon 

Mt. Vernon 

Pleasant Hill 

Pleasant Hill 

Pleasant Hill 

Rutherfordton... 
Rutherf ordton . . . 



W. M. Soc. 
W. M. Soc. 
W. M. Soc. 
Sunbeams... 
W. M. Soc. 
W. M. Soc. 
W. M. Soc. 
Sunbeams... 
W. M. Soc. 
W. M. Soc. 
B. Y. P. U. 
W. M. Soc. 
Sunbeams... 



Miss Lou Morris. 



Sugar Hill, N. C. 



Miss Maggie Hudgins 
Miss Maggie Hudgins 

Miss Katie Parker 

Mrs. WillE. Flack 

Mrs. N. E. Wells 

Mrs. Georgia Logan... 

Mrs. John Owens 

Miss N. M. Livingston 

J. N. Bennett 

Mrs. J. L. Taylor 

Miss Mary Biggerstaff 



Marion, N. C 

Marion, N. C 

Otter Creek 

Gilkey, N. C 

Forest City 

Rutherfordton, 3 
Rutherfordton, 3 

Union Mills 

Union Mills 

Rutherfordton . . . 
Rutherfordton . . . 



The only societies reporting membership are: — Bethel, 21; Mt. 
Vernon, W. M. S., 42; Mt. Vernon, Sunbeams, 38; Pleasant Hill, 21; 
Round Hill, W. M. S., 49; Round Hill, B. Y. P. U., 75. 



30 



Minutes of the 



FINANCIAL EXHIBIT 

Woman's and Young Ladies' Missionary Societies, Sunbeams and 
Baptist Young People's Union 



CHURCHES 



Bethel 

Dysartsville 

Marion, W. M. S 

Marion, Sunbeams and B.Y. P. U 

Montford's Cove 

Mountain Creek 

Mt. Vernon 

Mt. Vernon, Sunbeams 

Pleasant Hill 

Round Hill 

Round Hill, B. Y. P. U 

Rutherfordton 

Rutherfordton, Sunbeams 



OS I 
C 

.2 

'as 



m 



$ 5 00 



3 75 

10 40 

2 35 

85 

6 15 

1 98 

2 45 
13 70 



Totals 320 26 



in 

!* 



75 



18 00 

2 51 

80 

5 00 

1 98 

2 85 
14 14 

2 15 



to 

s 

.2 

g§ 
O 



9 00 



0) 

SP 

ft 



$ 3 50 



15 80 
15 00 

2 45 
85 
5 00 
1 98 
4 20 
14 50 



21 60 



10 00 

2 65 



5 00 



$16 75 

3 50 
19 55 
65 00 

7 31 
2 50 

16 15 
5 94 
9 50 

57 34 

4 80 
101 13 

10 79 



Green River Baptist Association 



31 





CHURCH PLEDGES 






* 


CHURCHES 


c 

03 

ft 
U 

O 

15 00 
6 00 
1 00 
3 00 


03 

G 

"55 
m 

03 

m 

10 00 
5 00 


03 

G 

.2 

"to 

ss 



w 

10 00 
5 00 


03 

G 

•ga 



fa 

15 00 
6 00 
2 00 

2 50 

3 00 
3 00 


2 

.22 
nd.jEj 

< 


*3 

1 


Bethel 


50 00 


Bethlehem 

Beulah 




22 00 

3 00 


Big Level 


3 50 


3 00 
3 00 
3 00 




12 00 


Bill's Creek 




6 00 


Camp Creek 




3 00 




9 00 


Cane Creek 








Chapel Hill 

Cherry Spring 


20 00 
10 00 
15 00 
10 00 


i 50 

3 00 
5 00 
5 00 


3 00 

5 00 

5 00 

10 00 


2 50 
5 CO 
5 00 
5 00 




27 00 




23 00 


Clear Creek 


30 00 


Columbus 




30 00 


Cooper's Gap 






Dysartsville 


15 00 

3 00 
2 00 
6 00 
2 00 


5 00 
3 00 
1 00 
3 00 
1 00 


5 00 

3 00 

1 00 

4 00 

2 00 


4 00 
3 00 
2 00 

2 00 

2 00 




29 00 


Eureka 




12 00 


Hall Town 




6 00 






15 00 


Hickory Grove 




7 00 


Jesse's Grove 






Macedonia 


2 50 

50 00 
5 00 
8 00 

20 00 


1 50 
75 00 

2 00 
10 00 
15 00 


1 00 
30 00 


3 00 

50 00 




8 00 






205 00 


Mill Spring 

Montford's Cove 

Mountain Creek 


5 00 




12 00 


3 00 
15 00 

i'oo 

10 00 
1 50 


5 00 
20 00 

'"1500 
2 00 


1 00 


27 00 
70 00 


Mount Lebanon 

Mount Pleasant 




1 00 


Mount Vernon 


2 00 


25 00 
2 00 


65 00 


Mountain View 


7 50 


Old Fort 




Piney Knob 


2 00 
6 00 
5 00 

3 00 
35 00 


2 00 
5 00 
5 00 

3 00 
32 00 




2 00 
5 00 

10 00 
* 2 00 

37 00 




6 00 


Pleasant Grove 


5 00 

5 00 

* 2 00 

32 00 




21 00 


Pleasant Hill 




25 00 


Rock Spring 

Round Hill 


10 00 




136 00 


Round Knob 






Rutherf ordton 

Silver Creek 


125 00 


150 00 
2 00 


100 00 


150 00 
2 50 

1 00 

2 00 




525 00 
4 50 


Stone Mountain 


"2" 00 


1 00 




2 00 


Sunny Vale 




4 00 


Tryon 










Turkey Cove 

Walnut Grove 


2 00 


1 00 


2 00 


1 00 




6 00 






Whiteside Valley 

ZionHill 


5 00 
1 50 


3 00 

1 50 


2 50 

1 50 

2 50 


2 50 
1 50 




13 00 
6 00 


G. W. Brown $ 


















Total 


397 00 


384 00 


277 00 


378 50 


1 00 


1,437 50 


L*J Paid; [%] Gre 


enville, 


S. C. 











32 



Minutes of the 



OFFICIAL CHURCH DIRECTORY 



Churches 



Pastors 



Post Offices 



Clerks and their Post Offices 



Bethel 

Bethlehem 

Beulah 

Big Level 

Bill's Creek 

Camp Creek 

Cane Creek 

Chapel Hill 

Cherry Spring... 

Clear Creek 

Columbus 

Cooper, s Gap 

Dysartsville -■•• 

Eureka 

Hall Town 

Harmony Grove 
Hickory Grove .. 
Jesse's Grove .... 

Macedonia 

Marion 

Mill Spring 

Mont.ford's Cove 
Mountain Creek- 

Mt. Lebanon 

Mt Pleasant 

Mt. Vernon 

Mt. View 

Old Fort 

Piney Knob 

Pleasant Grove... 

Pleasant Hill 

Rock Spring 

Round Hill 

Round Knob ('07) 
Rutherford ton ... 

Silver Creek 

Stone Mt 

Sunny Vale 

Tryon 

Turkey Cove 

Walnut Cove 

Whiteside Valley 
Zion Hill 



J. W. Whitley.- 

W. H. Wall 

B. P. Jackson .... 
B. P. Jackson .... 
B. M. Hamrick.. 
B. M. Hamrick.. 
J. L. McCarson- 

A. P. Sorrels 

B. P. Jackson .... 

P. G. Shell 

T. H. Posey 



Union Mills 

Mill Spring 

Tryon 

Tryon 

Rutherford ton. 
Rutherford ton. 

Horseshoe 

Garden City 

Tryon 

Gibbs 

Columbus .. .. 



P. J. Shell 

Z. T. Whiteside.. 

P. J. Shell 

W. L. Haynes.... 

R.J.Tate 

Not represented 

B. W. Toney 

Edward Long .... 

T. J. Moss 

T. J. Moss 

J. W. Whitley.... 

J. B. Arledge 

H. R. Freeman .. 

W. E. Wilson 

W. H. Wall 



Gibbs 

Ayr 

Gibbs 

Rutherfordton 3- 
Fingerville, S. C 
since 1906. 

Bostic, R. 2 

Marion 

Forest City 

Forest City 

Union Mills 

Saluda 

Ulee, Rl 

Rutherfordton 

Mill Spring 



W. L. Haynes . 
W. E. Wilson.. 
J. W. Whitley. 
R. L. Limrick . 
C. B. Justice ... 
E. Buchanan ... 
C. B. Justice ... 



Ru therf ordton 
Rutherfordton .. 

Union Mills 

Green Hill 

Rutherfordton 
Black Mountain. 
Rutherfordton .. 



J. R. Whiteside- 
Joseph Sparks 

A. I. Justice 

J. R. Waycaster- 
Not represented 
H. R. Freeman... 
A. P. Sorrels 



Uree 

Celo 

Hendersonville 

Phenay 

since 1905. 

Uree, R 1 

Garden City 



W. K. Morris Nealsville 

A. W. Gilliam Old Fort, R 2 

J. R. Splawn Mill Spring 

C. P. Green Mill Spring 

W. C. Dalton Ulee, R 1 

B. Biggerstaff Union Mills 

W. F. Brown Ulee 

B. Corpening Marion 

A. W. Robertson Old Fort, R 2 

W. P. Long Old Fort, R 2 

L. H. Cloud Columbus 

J. R. Blanton Dimsdale 

I J. R. Denton Dysartville 

A. S- Whitesido Ayr 

John Lewis Marion 

J. L. Davis Rocky Pass 

V. L. Pitman Landrum, S. C. 

J. A. Byrd Nealsville 

B. B. Price Maripn 

J. J. Lambright Tryon 

E. S. Harris Union Mills 

A. L. Rucker Rutherfordton 

W. P. Davis Saluda 

J, Ownby Dome 

L. T. Rollins Forest City, R 3 

H. D. Jrckson Dennis 

T. J. Fortune Old Fort 

J. T. Bland Rutherfordton, R 3 

R. Ledbetter Ayr 

A. C, Lovelace Rutherfordton 

H. M. Whitesides Mill Springs 

M. B. Koone Union Mills 

H. S. Quinn Graphiteville 

T. C. Smith Rutherfordton 

H. P. Arledge Mill Spring 

C. M. Mauney Elack Mountain 

J. P, Padgett-- SunnyVale 

A. L. Hill Tryon 

Pink Hollifield Woodlawn 

Z. V. TayUr Uree, R 1 

Jno. Pendergrass Old Fort, R 1 



TREASURER'S REPORT 

To the Green River Association Jor the Year Ending October 4th, 1908 



Churches 



Bethel 

Bethlehem 

Beulah 

Big Level 

Bill's Creek 

Camp Creek 

Cane Creek 

Chapel Hill 

Cherry Spring 

Clear Creek 

Columbus 

Cooper's Gap 

Dysartsville 

Eureka 

Hall Town 

Harmony Grove... 
Hickory Grove .... 

Macedonia 

Marion 

Mill Spring 

Montford's Cove... 
Mountain Creek... 

Mt. Pleasant 

Mt. View 

Mt. Vernon 

Old Fort 

Piney Knob 

Pleasant Grove .... 

Pleasant Hill 

Rock Springs 

Round Hill 

Rutherfordton 

Silver Creek 

Sunny Vale 

Turkey Cove.. 

Whiteside Valley.. 

Zion Hill 

PolkCoS.S.Ass'n 



©.a 

S3 
o 

M 



$10 00 
1 00 
1 50, 

3 50 

4 72 
3 00 

"l 25 

3 00 

4 96 

5 00 
3 00 

'500 



6 00 
60 

1 00 

2 00 
2 00 

17 10 



2 00 

1 98 



2 00 



7 55 

4 17 

18 30 

64 04 

3 00 



£ 

fl*HJ 

bJ0£ 

"Is 

o 
fa 



6 00 



1 00 

23 75 

2 00 



14 90 



1 50 
11 98 

5 00 

2 50 



2 00 
5 15 

3 41 



5 15 

2 00 

15 71 

29 37 

4 00 



2 00 
2 50 
1 50 



6 00 
1 00 



2 50 
4 70 
2 15 



4 47 



5 72 
5 00 
2 50 



5 00 



6 00 
60 

1 00 
36 35 

2 00 



14 95 

1 12 

2 00 
1 98 
5 00 

3 00 



3 80 
2 00 

22 50 
85 01 

4 00 



4 00 
1 50 
3 00 



c 

as 

Oh 

O 



$15 00 



1 70 

3 00 

4 70 
3 15 



5 00 



11 00 



3 00 



2 00 

8 50 

12 86 

1 50 

4 00 



10 00 
2 00 



26 25 
5 00 



2 00 
1 55 



73. £ 
< 



2 00 

1 75 

1 00 
1 00 



1 00 



2 00 
1 00 



1 00 
206 



4 00 
1 00 
1 10 



1 00 



2 OOi 



1 00 

1 00 
3 00 

5 00; 

2 001 



S. S. MIS- 



1 50 1 05 



Totals 190 23175 32 238 88163 02 $35 35$ 1 

Supplemental Collection for Minute Fund 



05 



Total $43 61 






$37 64 
5 97 



$43 00 
4 50 

7 15 

13 80 
21 17 
12 05 

35 

11 02 

6 00 

15 54 

25 10 

14 05 
2 84 

21 40 

30 

31 90 

1 80 
6 30 

68 10 
10 45 

10 60 
63 01 

2 62 

11 20 

17 94 
20 50 

12 00 

11 00 
25 70 

12 77 
71 37 

214 20 

18 00 
75 

6 75 
14 70 

8 56 

3 00 



841 49 
5 97 



847 46 



Respectfully submitted, 

T. C. Smith, Treas. Green River Asson. 

We have carefully examined the receipts and disbursements set 
forth in this report and find them to be correct. 

A. L. Grayson, 
W. A. Harrill, 



Auditing Committee. 



Green River Baptist Association 

CHURCH STATISTICS 



33 



CHURCHES 


C 

11 


ft 


u 


T3 

© 

02 


u 

03 >> 




T3 
S 


Mer 

80 
59 
21 
47 
72 
37 
31 
28 
34 
49 
55 
25 
70 
5 
5 
58 
33 
8 
59 
30 
70 
75 
94 
25 
26 

114 
23 
35 
24 
48 

114 
15 

139 
10 

"23 

22 
13 
40 
21 
10 
21 
13 


nber 

B 

136 
77 
29 
74 

119 
61 
60 
25 
46 
77 
58 
65 

107 
8 

12 
84 
48 
14 
69 
59 

139 

152 

151 
30 
39 

203 
31 
28 
57 
89 

120 
29 

204 
13 

"*37 
49 
20 
22 
53 
13 
38 
31 


ship 

Is 



Bethel 

Bethlehem 


2 
1 
1 
4 
1 
3 
1 
4 
2 
2 
1 
3 
3 
2 
2 
1 
2 
4 
1 
1234 
3 
2 
3 
2 
3 
2 
4 


7 
4 

20 
3 
9 
6 
1 

11 

" 12 

""i 

3 


6 




6 


2 


4 

1 
1 
1 

2 
2 
6 


216 
136 


Beulah 


2 

1 

10 


1 

3 
4 


2 

4 
6 


5 

1 

7 


50 


Big Level 

Bill's Creek 


121 
191 


Camp Creek 


98 


Cane Creek 


4 

7 
1 
8 
2 
1 
2 


2 


22 
4 
2 


91 


Chapel Hill 


53 


Cherry Spring 


....„ 

1 

2 


2 
' *"*2 

"*2 

1 


80 


Clear Creek 


126 


Columbus 


1 

*"i 


7 
1 
3 


113 


Cooper's Gap 


90 


Dysartsville 


177 


Eureka 


13 


Hall Town 


2 


1 

1 

15 








17 


Harmony Grove 





3 






142 




1 




81 


Jesse's Grove * 


22 


Macedonia 


6 

"*6 
23 
11 






13 

11 
4 
2 


1 


1 


128 


Marion 


6 

7 
2 
4 


"l 


89 




1 


3 

5 
2 


209 


Montford's Cove 


99,7 


Mountain Creek 


245 


Mount Lebanon * 


55 


Mount Pleasant 






l 

4 


9 

10 

5 

3 


""s 

1 


1 
4 

2 
1 


65 


Mount Vernon 


13 
5 


4 
2 


317 


Mountain View 


54 


Old Fort 


63 


Piney Knob 


2 

4 

4 

3 

1,3 

1 

2,4 


8 

6 

25 


2 
1 
1 




81 


Pleasant Grove 




4 
3 
2 
5 


4 


..... 


137 


Pleasant Hill 


984 


Rock Spring 


44 


Round Hill 




6 






2 


343 


Round Knob *... 


23 


Rutherford ton 


7 


8 
5 

2 


"i 


11 
3 

2 


1 
1 
1 


"l 


197 


Silver Creek 


70 


Stone Mountain 


4 
4 




71 


Sunny Vale 


33 


Tryon 














62 


Turkey Cove 


4 
3 
2 


3 




1 


7 






74 


Walnut Grove * 








23 


Whiteside Valley 

Zion Hill 




4 
3 




5 






59 

44 


















Total 




208 


118 


21 150 


37 


50 

















(*) Estimate 1906, (f) Estimate 1907. 



34 



Minutes of the 



CHURCH EXPENSES 



CHURCHES 




Building and 
Repairs 


02 

"3 

'o 

a 


m 
a> 
xn 

m <3 


u 


1 


■*» 




.5 a 

GO 


to Value of 
gg Church 
gg 1 ^operty 


Bethel 


100 00 
75 00 
25 00 
50 00 
75 00 
80 00 
16 11 

30 00 

34 30 

35 79 
110 00 

31 50 
52 30 
20 25 
15 00 
60 00 
50 00 










100 00 
225 80 
124 72 

89 00 
100 25 

80 00 
18 78 

46 17 

47 30 

90 70 
137 48 

50 34 
57 72 
20 25 
35 80 
79 11 
104 00 


500 


Bethlehem 

Beulah 


150 00 
93 57 


'"6"l5 






Big Level 


3 00 

7 20 


36 00 


240 
200 

"306 

"300 

"556 

"56b 

"406 
500 
400 


300 00 


Bill's Creek 


16 50 


1 55 


1155 00 


Camp Creek 




250 00 


Cane Creek 






2 67 

8 57 
5 50 

25 66 
15 00 

9 92 
5 42 




500 00 


Chapel Hill 


150 


7 60 




600 00 


Cherry Spring 

Clear Creek 


6 00 
21 50 


500 00 


7 75 
12 48 

8 92 


500 00 


Columbus 


1500 00 


Cooper's Gap 

Dy sartsville 






500 00 






800 00 


Eureka 








100 00 


Hall Town 


14 00 

40 

50 00 




6 80 
5 36 
4 00 




400 00 


Harmony Grove... 

Hickory Grove 

Jesse's Grove* 




13 35 


1500 00 
500 00 








Macedonia 


40 00 
900 00 
100 00 
100 00 
100 00 




13 77 
35 00 




10 35 


64 12 

1075 00 

100 00 

406 33 

143 75 


300 

500 
500 
600 


5o6 66 


Marion 


100 00 


40 00 


4000 00 


Mill Spring 


800 00 


Mont ford's Cove.. 


300 00 
6 25 




6 33 
2 00 




1100 00 


Mt. Creek 

Mt. Lebanon* 


32 00 


3 50 


1200 00 
400 00 


Mt. Pleasant 


38 50 

200 00 

40 00 






7 15 
17 65 

1 35 
36 00 

1 20 




45 65 

228 95 

41 35 

58 00 

41 20 

98 25 

118 32 

67 10 

155 93 


250 
600 
300 
500 
300 
500 
600 
500 
500 


400 00 


Mt. Vernon 




5 00 


6 30 


1200 00 


Mt. View 




500 00 


Old Fort 




22 00 




1000 00 


Piney Knob 


40 00 
80 00 

100 00 
56 75 

120 00 






500 00 


Pleasant Grove ... 




18 25 




500 00 


Pleasant Hill 


6 17 

9 00 


12 15 

1 36 

35 93 




1500 00 


Rock Spring 

Round Hill 




960 00 






1000 00 


Round Knob* 








Rutherf ordton 


200 00 




55 00 


"2" 50 




255 00 

4 00 

36 00 

28 00 

260 00 
27 20 


"46b 
100 

"275 


3500 00 


Silver Creek 


1 50 


300 00 


Stone Mt 


36 00 

25 00 

250 00 

25 00 






400 00 


Sunny Vale 








3 00 


150 00 


Tryon 






10 00 

2 20 


2000 00 


Turkey Cove 

Walnut Grove* 


400 00 










Whiteside Valley.. 
Zion Hill 


53 50 
25 00 










53 50 
25 00 


350 


700 00 










400 00 














Total 


3 390 00 


748 89 '225 47 


274 91 


100 00'4739 27 1 




33815 00 



(*) Not Represented. 



Green River Baptist Association 



35 



CHURCH CONTRIBUTIONS 



CHURCHES 



Bethel.. 

Bethlehem 

Beulah 

Big Level 

Bill's Creek 

Camp Creek 

Cane Creek 

Chapel Hill 

Cherry Spring 

Clear Creek 

Columbus 

Cooper's Gap 

Dysartsville 

Eureka 

Hall Town 

Harmony Grove.. 
Hickory Grove .... 
Jesse's Grove*.... 

Macedonia 

Marion 

Mill Spring 

Montford's Cove 

Mt. Creek 

Mt. Lebanon* 

Mt. Pleasant 

Mt. Vernon 

Mt. View 

Old Fort 

Piney Knob 

Pleasant Grove... 

Pleasant Hill 

Rock Spring 

Round Hill 

Round Knob* 

Rutherfordton ... 

Silver Creek 

Stone Mt* 

Sunny Vale 

Tryon 

Turkey Cove 

Walnut Grove. 

Whiteside Valley.. 
ZionHill 



0> W 

g c 

C S3 



30 

2 00 
1 45 
1 00 

3 20 



4-> CC 



15 00 
1 00 
1 50 

3 50 

4 71 
3 00 



6 00 
60 



1 00 
51 40 

2 00 

3 45 
17 10 



1 42 
73 13 

2 00 

5 00 

2 00 

6 00 
10 00 

3 00 
45 70 



2 50 



75 



75 



110 00 
3 00 



15 00 
2 00 



3 50 
2 15 






10 75 
1 00 
1 50 

3 00 

4 70 
3 00 



2 50 

2 00 

3 86 

5 00 
2 00 

6 81 
5 00 



6 00 



1 00 
40 75 

2 00 
2 51 

15 30 



8 00 
2 00 

48 29 



85 00 
4 00 



15 00 
2 00 



2 50 
1 50 



fl'w 
o 



15 00 
1 00 



2 50 
4 71 

3 15 



3 00 
f5 00 
5 72 
5 00 
2 50 
8 80 
5 00 



6 00 
60 



1 00 
64 05 

2 00 
2 45 

118 70 



1 12 
27 18 

2 00 

5 00 

3 00 

6 20 
8 00 
2 00 

51 50 



150 00 
4 00 



2 00 
10 00 



2 50 
1 50 



sr 

c 

:3 

& 

o 



15 00 



1 70 

3 00 

4 70 
3 15 



16 30 
5 00 

16 71 
7 00 
5 00 

13 75 
5 00 



12 00 



2 00 

66 38 

2 00 

8 50 

12 36 



1 50 
31 68 

4 00 
10 00 

2 00 
9 95 
7 00 

3 00 
59 00 



101 50 
5 00 



2 00 



2 00 



5 00 
1 55 



no 



2 00 



1 75 
20 35 

2 35 



1 00 



18 90 
2 00 
1 00 



1 00 



34 90 

8 47 



303 50 

1 00 

80 



79 60 
1 00 

"i oo 

28 00 

24 39 

1 00 

1,418 27 



33 25 
3 00 



10 00 



2 05 



59 75 

4 50 

7 15 

33 15 

22 52 

13 05 
35 

26 20 
16 00 
51 15 
25 10 

14 05 
35 92 
21 40 

30 
65 80 
10 27 



5 30 

528 08 

10 45 

18 71 

167 16 



6 54 
230 57 

11 20 
25 50 

12 00 

57 20 

58 59 
11 60 

1,625 76 



482 25 
19 00 



4 75 
50 00 

6 75 



16 05 
7 30 



Total 37 64 423 34 321 95 532 18 444 73 2,001 58 3,761 42 

(*) Not Represented, (t) W. D. Bostick $106 00. 



36 



Minutes of the 



SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFICIAL DIRECTORY 



Churches 



Bethel 

Bethlehem 

Big Level 

Bill's Creek 

Cane Creek 

Chapel Hill 

Cherry Spring 

Clear Creek 

Columbus 

Cooper's Gap 

Red Mt. Branch- 

Dysartsville 

Hall Town 

Harmony Grove- 
Hickory Grove- 
Macedonia 

Marion 

Montford's Cove- 
Mountain Creek- 

Mt Pleasant 

Mt. Vernon 

Mt. View 

Old Fort 

Piney Knob 

Pleasant Grove- . 

Pleasant Hill 

Rock Spring 

Round Hill 

Do.BranchSchool 
Rutherfordton ... 

Silver Creek 

Sunny Vale 

Turkey Cove 

Tryon 

Whiteside Valley 
Do BranchSchool 
Tryon Hill 



Superintendent and Post Office 



A L Bright Nealsville 

A W Gilliam Old Fort, R 2 

L Odell Mill Spring 

P F Searcey Uree, R 1 

C W Searcey Dimsdale 

C E Huffman Marion 

D L Roberson Old Fort, R 2 

W D Long Old Fort. R 1 

NT Mills Columbus 

[JL Jackson Turners 

W H Taylor Dysartsville 

J W Hall Marion 

J T Davis Rocky Pass 

J G Raburn Landrum, S. C, 

J A Byrd Nealsville 

B B Price Marion 

J W Halford Otter Creek 

J S Hampton Green Hill 

C J Ownby Dome 

J G Logan Rutherfordton, R 2 

N C Burgess Dennis 

W P Terrell Old Fort 

G F Robertson, Rutherfordton, 3 

W L Bland Rutherfordton, R3 

C C Lovelace Rutherfordton 

H M Whiteside Mill Spring 

C J Hill Union Mill 

Willie Hill Union Mill 

A L Grayson Rutherfordton 

Chas, Walker Bright 

W F McMahan Sunny Vale 

W S Hollifield Woodlawn 

Not reported . 

Guilford Narmey Chimney Rock 

J B Freeman Chimney Rock 

Jno. Pendergrass, Old Fort. R 1 



Clerks and their Post Offices 



C D Mashburn Nealsviile 

Dorah Hogan Old Fort, R2 

Roland Ruppe Turners 

J L Crawford Ayr 

M A Searcy Dimsdale 

B F Corpening Marion 

C Gilliam Old Fort, R2 

Ada Long Old Fort, R 1 

L H Cloud Columbus 

J R Blanton Dimsdale 

L G Price Dysartsville 

F Simmons Nebo 

W B McSwain Landrum, S. C. 

George Rhom Thermal City, 

John Nichols Marion 

Ida Hall Union Mill 

W E Flack Gilkey 

MissN Bradley Red Top 

A G Morgan... Rutherford ton, R 2 

H D Jackson Dennis 

F M Bradley Old Fort 

Nannie Camp- Rutherfordton, R 3 
W H McEntire, Rutherfordton, 3 

John Owens Rutherfordton 

H M Whiteside Mill Spring 

Nola Woody Union Mills 

Ada Koone Union Mills 

Mai. H Jones Rutherfordton 

J B Justice Mill Spring 

J P Padgett Sunay Vale 

M P Long Mica 

Not reported. 

Virgil Parker Chimney Rock 

J F Shitle Chimney Rock 

Not reported. 



Green River Baptist Association 



37 



SUNDAY SCHOOL STATISTICS 



CHURCHES 



Bethel 

Bethlehem 

Big Level 

Bill's Creek 

Cane Creek 

Chapel Hill 

Cherry Spring 

Clear Creek 

Columbus 

Cooper's Gap, 2 S. C. 

Dysartsville 

Hall Town 

Harmony Grove 

Hickory Grove ,.... 

Macedonia 

Marion...: 

Montford's Cove 

Mountain Creek 

Mount Pleasant 

Mount Vernon 

Mountain View 

Old Fort 

Piney Knob 

Pleasant Grove 

Pleasant Hill 

Rock Spring 

Round Hill 

Do. Branch School 

Rutherfordton 

Silver Creek 

Sunny Vale 

Tryon, 

Turkey Cove 

Whiteside Valley 

Do. Branch School .... 
ZionHill 



m 
u 

o 
H c3 



55 
85 
40 
30 
96 
60 
32 

104 
50 

128 
37 
25 
47 
53 
54 
75 
52 
45 
40 

100 
26 

100 
30 
40 
93 
34 

221 
70 

102 
62 
35 
25 
44 
58 
67 
25 



c 

<D 

ft 
oS 



60 
92 
45 
40 

106 
67 
38 

113 
54 

145 
41 
28 
52 
60 
60 
82 
63 
50 
47 

112 
32 

112 
35 
46 

102 
40 

240 
75 

110 
69 
39 
29 
50 
63 
73 
28 



60 

36 

4 

52 

74 

50 

99 

50 

48 

138 

70 

54 

50 

100 

200 

305 

60 

250 

130 

21 

200 

30 

48 

90 

52 



50 






a! 



Total 258 12401498 2626 3191200 82 215 79 220 28 



40 



18 



o ® 



O 

■0 

C 

o 
O 



3 00! 2 65 



9 57 
5 50 
33 41 
15 00 
9 92 
5 42 



5 36 
4 00 



40 00 
6 33 



17 65 



1 20 



12 15 

1 35 

35 93 



10 00 



11 20 
16 71 



5 00 



24 00 



33 68 



2 95 



26 74 

3 30 

93 00 



1 01 



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HTS beautiful new series of pins, with its 

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appropriate design of sheaf and sickle. It 

is suggestive of the text, "Ripe for the 

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as for old. The smallest scholar can bring 

We suggest that this series be used for the 

r grades of the school. In using this series 

ler enough of No. for each scholar in the 

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g them in the band of " young reapers." 

ving this, No. 1 is to be given to be worn in 

1 No. when the child has brought one new 

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so on up to No. 6. 

This plan can be varied by giving No. 2 for two, 
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following numbers accordingly. 

Pin No. 1 is surrendered when No. 2 is given, and 
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which is given to every scholar bringing in six 
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».0. 
No. 1. 

No. a. 

No. 3. 
Sn. 1. 
So. 5. 
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Solid Silver. Enameled in blue and white. Price, each 3« cents 

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MINUTES 



OF THE 



SIXTY-NINTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



treen 



River 



Baptist Association 



HELD WITH 



HARMONY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 



Mcdowell county, N: e. 



SEPTEMBER 30 AND OCTOBER I, 2, 3 



1909 



Next Session to be Held With the Baptist Church at Marion, N. C, Beginning 
on Thursday, Before the First Sunday in October, 1910 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



SIXTY-NINTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 

Green River 
Baptist Association 

HELD WITH 

HARMONY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 
Mcdowell county, n. c. 

SEPTEMBER 30 AND OCTOBER 1, 2, 3 

1909 



Next Session to be Held With the Baptist Church at Marion, N. C, Beginning 
on Thursday, Before the First Sunday in October, 1910 



HICKORY, N. C. 
CLAY PRINTING CO. 

1909 



OFFICERS 

Elder I). J. Hunt, Moderator Union Mills, N. C. 

Elder A. P. Sorrels, Clerk Nebo, N. C. 

Bro. Mai Jones, Treasurer Rutherfordton, N. C. 

Ordained Ministers 

Arledge, J. B Saluda, Polk County, N. C. 

Croom, H. M Old Fort, McDowell County, N. C, 

Champion, R. C. Landrum, Spartanburg County, S. C. 

Denton, J. R Dysartsville, McDowell County, N. C. 

Freeman, H. R Uree, R. 1, Rutherford County, N. C. 

Harris, B. B Dysartsville, McDowell County, N. C. 

Haney, J. F Black Mountain, Buncombe County, N. C; 

Haynes, W, L Gilkey, Rutherford County, N. C. 

Herring, R. H Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, N. C. 

Jackson, B. P Bright, Polk County, N. C. 

Justice, C. B Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, N. C. 

Laughter, B. C Bob, Rutherford County, N. C. 

Limrick, R. L , . , . .Ayr, Rutherford County, N. C. 

Logan, W. H Ayr, Rutherford County, N. C. 

Long, Edward Marion, McDowell County, N. C. 

Mashburn, A. B Nealsville, McDowell County, N. C. 

Lowdermilk, D. P Marion, McDowell County, N. C 

Nanney, J. H 4 Union Mills, Rutherford County, N. C. 

Sorrels, A. P Nebo, McDowell County, N. C. 

Whiteside, Z. T Uree, Rutherford County, N. C. 

Whiteside, J. R Uree, Rutherford County, N. C, 

Buchanan, E Black Mountain, Buncombe County, N. C 



PROCEEDINGS 



Harmony Grove Baptist Church, 
McDowell Co., N. C, Sept. 30, 1909 

The sixty-ninth annual session of the Green River 
Baptist Association convened with this church at 11 a. 
m. today. 

Elder Edward Long, of Marion, read the following 
scripture and preached the introductory sermon, viz. : 

Read: Matt 25:14-30 and 2 Tim. 1:1-14. Text, "Stir 
up the gift of God which is in thee." 2 Tim. 1:6. He 
introduced his sermon by painting in as few words as 
possible a picture of the age in which Paul and Timothy 
lived, describing the Neronean persecution which led 
to Paul's continued imprisonment and to the lapsing of 
the Christians into Judaism and Heathenism. After- 
setting forth clearly the meaning of his text he pro- 
ceeded by saying: 

1st. God has endowed every man with talents or 
gifts. He seems to have been more lavish in bestowing 
talents upon some men than others but in His infinite 
wisdom He has bestowed upon each man no more, no 
less,, than he is capable of using to the veay best 
advantage. 

2nd. Talents are not given for display, abuse or 
burial, but for use. The difference in men today is not 
so much the difference in the number of talents be- 
stowed upon them as the use they make of these talents. 

3rd. Our gifts are only a loan for awhile and we 
have no more right to turn them back to the lender 
without a legitimate increase than we have to borrow 
money from a friend and at maturity offer to return it 
without legal interest. 

4th. If you cover up instead of "stir up" your gifts 
you had just as well not possess them. 

5th. The training in life should be a process to draw 
out the latent powers within man. 

He concluded by making a stirring appeal to the in- 



4 Minutes of the 

dividuals and churches within the Association to stir up 
the gifts of God which were in them. 

''There are enough latent powers," said he "in this 
house to take this association for Christ in a twelve 
month; there are enough unused gifts in the association 
to capture the state for Christ in a decade; there are 
enough humid talents in the state to sweep the nation 
for Christ in a quarter of a century; there are enough 
smothered flames in the nation, if only uncovered, to 
set the world on fire for the master in generation ; there 
are enough undeveloped resources in all of Christendom 
to christianize the world in less than a century." 

The pastor elect, Elder A. P. Sorrels welcomed the 
delegates and visitors. He said he wanted all to feel 
at home and welcome among the people of Harmony 
Grove church and community. Let us all feel our unity 
or oneness in Christ. Recess 45 minutes. 

Board of Missions and Sunday Schools 

C. B. Justice, Rutherfordton, N. C. 
R. H. Herring, Rutherfordton, N. C. 
R. P. Greer, Rutherfordton, N. C. 
W. A. Harrill, Rutherfordton, N. C. 
Edward Long, Marion, N. C. 

D. J. Hunt, Asst. Sec, Union Mills, N. C. 



AFTERNOON SESSION 



The Association was called to order by Rev. D. J. 
Hunt, the former Moderator. 

A. L. Rucker, the former efficient clerk being ab- 
sent, (Rev.) A. P. Sorrels was asked to serve as Clerk 
protem. 

Appointed A. W. Gilliam and G. D. Taylor reading 
clerks. 

Announced that Rev. M. L. Kesler would address 
the sisters at the stand. 

Read letters and enrolled delegates as follows, viz: 

Bethel— Rev. A. B. Mashburn, Jno. A. Bird, W. C. 



Green River Baptist Association 5 

Raburn, J. F. Morgan, W. C. Morris. 

Bethlehem— A, W. Gilliam, W, S. Parker, James 
Hogan, James Sanders. 

Beulah — John Dulbreth, Wm. Pitman, Butler 
Champion. 

Big Level --L. Odell, J. H. Gibbs, Roland Ruppe. 

Bill's Creek— 'L. W. McDaniel, J. L, Crawford, W. 
M. Flenn, J. C. McDaniel. 

Camp Creek — Burgin Guffy, Zeb Clements, 0. H. 
Lane, T. W, Early. 

Cane Creek— Z. V. Jones, Z. V. Price. 

Ghapel Hill— E. G. Goforth, John Greer, Jesse Cor- 
pening, Rev. A. P. Sorrels, Rev. D. P. Lowdermilk. 

Cherry Springs— J. W. Ross, Henry Groom, 0. W. 
Robe.tson. 

Clear Creek— W. D. Long. 

Columbus-N. T. Mills, J. F. Riding, L. H. Cloud, 
Rev. T. H. Posey. 

Cooper's Gap — Wm. N. Dimsdale, W. W. Gibbs, J. 
M. Bradley. 

Dysartsville— W. H. Taylor, Geo. D. Taylor, W. N. 
Loughridge, J. R. Denton. 

Eureka— Jas. W. Whiteside. 

Hall Town— M. V. Snipes, J. B. Lewis, Thomas Hall. 

Harmony Grove— J. T. Davis, W. L. Ferguson, 
Marion Simmons, John Toney. 

Hickory Grove— J. C. Stott, J. F. Jones. 

Jesse's Grove — Letter. 

Mocedonia— B. E. Watkins, J. A. Gallian, Geo. F. 
Rhom. 

Marion- A. R. Buffaloe, N. Buchanan, R. H. Bomar, 
Edward Long. 

Mills Spring— A. C. Boone, J. A. Rucker, J. J. 
Lambright, Frank Jackson. 

Monford's Cove- J. C. Taylor, C. S. Harris, Elijah 
Hall, I. E. Frady. 

Mt. Creek— G. M. Flack, Jr., U. E. Keeter, T. R. 
Flack, J. H. Williams, A. F. Geer. 

Mt. Pleasant— J. C. Ourily, Brison Hudgins, C. J. 
Ourily. 



6' Minnies of the 

Old Fort- J. S. Bradley, J. L. Nichols, J. Y. Gilliam, 
L. J. Epley, Logan Lackey. 

Mount Vernon— J. M. Edgerton, J. D. Logan, G. 
W. Morgan, T.O. Lewis, N. F. Rollins, E, H. Logan. 

Mt. View— t. L. Jackson, Isaac Martin. 

Piney Knob-M. R. Camp, J, T. Robertson, J. PL 
Parton, 

Pleasant Grove— J. J. Kysor, A. H. Lyneh, W. L. 
Bland, M. L. Nanney. 

Pleasant Hill -C, P. Green, D. C. Nanney, Robert 
Davis, Otis Hill, Osier Hill. 

Rock Spring— J. A. Frady, Edgar McDade. 

Round Hill-T. A. Bridges, Peter Koone, C. G. Hill, 
D. J. Hunt, J. D. Morris, A. P. Nanney, M, L. Nanney, 
W. F. Flack. 

Round Knob— J. N. Bartlett, Robert Burlison. 

Rutherford ton— John F. Edwards, Geo. L. Wilson, 
W. A Harrill, J. S. Taylor, C. B. Justice. 

Silver Creek — C. Arledge, Z. H. Arledge, Clem Wil- 
liams, J. B. Arledge. 

Stone Mountain — S. C. Hall, Thomas Davis. 

Sunny Vale— Letter. 

Turkey Cove-W. W. Gouge, C. H. Hollifield. 

Walnut Grove —Not represented. 

Whiteside Valley— Y. V. Taylor, Vergil Parker. 

Zion Hill— Jno. M. Pendergross, G. W. Pendergross, 
L. 0. Walk David Simpson. 

Report on Orphanage 

The Baptist orphanage located at Thomasvilfe, N. C. is a 
place where the children of North Carolina, who have no father 
or mother or other near of kin who are able and willing to care 
for them, are taken and cared for by feeding, clothing and educa- 
ting of them in the truest sense. It is a home for the indigent 
and promising orphans. It has a graded and industrial school 
combined. In the school the work is carried to the ninth grade. 
An effort is made to maintain a proper balance between the liter- 
ary and industrial features of an education. 

We have here 450 acres of land with 150 in cultivation which 
gives healthful and profitable employment to the boys and yields a 
profit of about $1500 yearly. 



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It has ten Dormitories, Central School building, Steam Laun- 
dry, Printing office, Shoe Shop, Library building, two Barns, 
homes for the General Manager and Treasurer, with some other 
smaller buildings, complete water works and a good sewerage 
system, making the sanitary conditions as good as can be found 
•anywhere, with an Innrniatory which is a great blessing to the 
sick and infirm. Charity & Children turns in about $2000 yearly. 
The Shoe shop makes and repairs the shoes and clears expenses. 
These with many other advantages are what we have to help care 
for about 400 children who otherwise could not be so cared fon 
And these are not all the good things. We have here about 
twenty-five of the best men and women in character and talent 
that North Carolina has to look after all the interests of the 
children and to finance the money and property placed in the 
institution- 
Some of the blessings from this inst tutlon. We have saved 
the contaminating influence upon the children in the several 
communities from which they came and for which they could not 
have been responsible. In return we have sent out about one 
thousand educated, trained, refined and most of them Christian 
men and women, back to these and other communities, some to 
other states, towns and cities, to be a God sent blessing instead 
of a curse which they otherwise would have been if left to their 
own resources. 

God has wonderfully blessed this Institution from it beginning 
twenty-four years ago and will continue to do so as long as we are 
true to the trust placed in our hands. 

In conclusion hear our Saviour as he will say, "In as much as 
you did it to one of these you did it unto me." 
Respectfully submitted, 

A. W. Gilliam, | 

W. D. Long, I „ 

A. P. Nanney, I Committee. 

C. G. Hill, j 



The election of officers resulted in the choice of D. 
J. Hunt, Moderator, A. P. Sorrels, Clerk, and Mai 
Jones, Treasurer. 

Rev. M. L. Kesler was present, representing the 
Orphanage. 

Prof. G. E. Lineberry appeared for and spoke on 
Christian Education. 

J. L. Shinn of Old Fort and R. H. Herring of Ruth- 
erfordton were present. They are new pastors in this 
Association. 



8 Minutes' of the 

A. W. Gilliam read the report on the Orphanage 
Elder M. L. Kesler spoke for the children there in an. 
interesting way. Elder C. B. Justice emphasized this 
speech by taking a cash collection amounting to $10.53. 

The Moderator announced committees on various- 
objects. 

See reports and names attached. Prayer led by 
Rev. T. H. Posey. 

Adjourned to meet at 9 a. m. to-morrow. 



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1 

Morning Session 

Devotional exercises conducted by Elder T. H. Posey 
of Columbus. The opening prayer was led by Elder J r 
L. Shinn of Old Fort. 

The closing prayer was led by Elder C. B. Justice of 
Rutherfordton. 

Short talks were made by R. H. Herring, D. J. Hunt. 

The Moderator called the Association to order at 9:30, 
The Clerk read the record of yesterday. Called for 
letters not reported on yesterday. 

Beulah, Big Level, Eureka letters were read and 
delegates names enrolled in their proper places. 

A letter was read from Sandy Flat Sunday school. 
As the school is composed of Macedonia members 
largely, the Clerk was instructed to record it with the 
Macedonia statistics. Prof. E. L. Middleton was 
present, representing the general state work. 



Report on Education 

Our people are rapidly learning that education is not a luxury 
but a necessity, and so they realize that our educational institu- 
tions are our greatest pillars of strength. A trained and conse- 
crated church membership is always in close touch with all our 
objects of benevolence. 

The Seminary at Louisville has done a great work in training 
our ministry. Let us aid in the movement to better endow this 
great school and encourage our young ministers, who can do so, 
to attend this institution which is in close touch with our Southern 



Green River Baptist Association 9 

life and furnishes the best training for their great work. 

No man can estimate the strength that comes from Wake 
Forest. For over 75 years it has been sending forth young men 
to bless the state, the nation and the world. In scholarship her 
sons are second to none in the state and in consecrated service 
they usually excel. 

Meredith college, while young, has already done a great work 
in training our young women. The literary work of this school is 
superior to any other female college in the State, and is the equal 
of Wake Forest. Her cultured daughters are worth much in 
public service, but far more as home-makers in moulding and 
shaping the future citizenship. 

The Baptist State convention has organized her colleges and a 
limited number of High Schools into a system for co-operation 
and work. We are glad to say that our school, Round Hill 
Academy, belongs to this system. Strengthening and developing 
these schools is the greatest work before us to-day. These are 
not only the great feeders for our colleges, but a large per cent 
of our High School students do not go to college but go back to 
build up our home churches. 

This is the crisis of these schools. Let us finish raising every 
dollar of the debt on Round Hill Academy and use our influence to 
have our boys and girls trained under the excellent christian in- 
fluence of this school. It has done a great work and to-day under 
the leadership of our beloved moderator, D. J. Hunt and an able 
corps of consecrated teachers, it is doing a greater than ever 
before. 

Let us stand loyally by our schools in finance, patronage and 
influence. 

G. E. LlNEBERRY, ] 

C. B. Justice, 1 ^ 

A. R. Buffalo, [ Committee. 

J. M. Pendergrass, J 



Elder R. H. Herring read report on order of busi- 
ness. Took pledges for the Orphanage. See table of 
pledges. 

The report on Christian Education was read by G. 
E. Lineberry. The report on Round Hill school was 
read by Bro. J. D. Morris. 

The allotted time for this subject was spent in listen- 
ing to Prof. G. E. Lineberry, M. L. Kesler, J. R. Den- 
ton and E. L. Middleton. By vote of the Board the 
time was extended to hear from Elders R. H. Herring 
and C. B. Justice. The Clerk read the report on State 
Missions. Remarks by Elder A. P. Sorrels and Prof. 
E. L. Middleton. Report adopted. 

Recess one hour. 



10 Minutes of the 

Report of Board of Trustees 

In the new administration we have seven rooms and the audi- 
torium completed and four rooms not completed. 

This building cost $8436.51 

Moving old school building cost 195.93 

Paid off a note on Girls Dormitory of 206.14 

Grading of School grounds and changing old School build- 
ing to a Dormitory, cost 524.00 

Buying School Desks 70.00 

Total cost $9432.58 

Interest paid on this amount 108.00 

Cost all told $9540.58 

We have paid on this 4234. 60 

Leaving the present debt on school property $5305.98 

We received from Prof. G. E. Lineberry and Rev. D. J. 
Hunt's campaign today in cash and notes $2,384.25 and from 
Chapel Hill church $1.50. This will leave the debt on the school 
property $2920.23. 

J. D. Morris, Treas. 

Board of Trustees. 

Report of J. D. Morris, Sec. and Treas. of Round Hill Acad- 
emy for the school year ending May 6, 1909. 

Number of Teachers employed 5 

Number of Students enrolled 158 

Number of Graduates 4 

FINANCIAL EXHIBIT 

Dr. Cr. 

To Tuition collected $2,404.52 

To Checks from Home Mission Board 400.00 

To House Rents received 201.65 

To Ch. from pay Entertainments, Refreshments 177.56 

By Salaries paid to Teachers $2,475.00 

By Incidental Expenses and Furniture 758.39 

$3,183.73 $3,233.39 
By Balance due $ 49.66 

At present we have five teachers and 139 students enrolled. 
The school is moving along nicely and the prospects for the future 
are very flattering. 

J. D. Morris, Sec. & Treas. 

Round Hill School. 



Green River Baptist Association 11 

State Missions 

"I will give power to my two witnesses." Rev. 11:3. 

Surely the church of Christ is one of these witnesses. 

Truly the Holy Spirit is the living, unlimited power. 

The church, all the church, each member of the church, may 
and should be quickened or made alive with Holy Ghost Power. 

Three things are vitally important in state mission work. We 
name them in their relative importance. 

1. The Holy Spirit. Oh, for more of his manifest Power. 
Comfort to suffering, strength to the weak, direction to the 

worker. He may be secured in answer to prayer, faithful, 
earnest, persevering prayer. 

2. Christian men and women. Men of energy, men of 
thought, men of wisdom, men of faith, and above all, men filled 
with love to God and love to fallen sinful humanity. Men of 
patriotism, who believe in and love their state for Christ's 
sake. "North Carolina for Jesus." 

3. Money or its equivalent. "They who preach the Gospel 
should live of the Gospel." "Even so the Lord hath ordained." 
We of the Green River Association fail to fullfil this scripture. 
Some of our pastors and missionaries are plowing, teaching or 
they are engaged in some other business for a partial support for 
their families. Some say Paul worked with his own hands and 
preached. In case of emergency he did. We should get beyond 
this emergency. Do the Lord's will in the work of State Missions. 

Our State Missionaries, led by Livingston Johnson, are safe, 
reliable men. They have the work well in hand and on their 
hearts. They are forging their way to success. To meet the 
ever increasing needs they need more men and means. We have 
some of each. We should use our best and all the Lord requires 
of both men and money. 

We have some destitution in our own Association yet. 
Nebo, North Cove and Turkey Cove and other points are 
missionary territory from a Baptist view point. The work is 
difficult at the places and to some may seem slow but it is im- 
portant. We advise that these points be supplied with the most 
suitable man available. 

We also insist that all the churches rally to the organized 
work and solicit contributions from each member according to the 
scripture requirement. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. P. Sorrels, Ch. Com. 
F. L. Middleton, 
T. A. Bridges, 
J. D. Logan. 



12 Minutes of the 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

The Association re-assembled at 1:30 p. m. Elder 
R. H. Herring led in prayer. After reading the report 
on Foreign Missions, Elder R. H. Herring made a strong 
plea for advancement in the foreign mission work. 
Pledges were taken after some remarks by Elder C. B. 
Justice. The report was adopted. 



Report on Foreign Missions 

God has set the seal of his approval upon the feeble efforts we 
have made for the sacred cause of Foreign Missions. He has re- 
moved the age-long barriers and given us great success. A great 
door of opportunity is opened before us by the hand of Him who 
openeth and no man shutteth. The forces which are at work for 
this great cause are unmeasureable and irresistable, and we must 
quicken our steps and keep pace with the leadings of Providence 
or deny the faith and desert our great Captain. 

For the past ten years our Foreign Mission Board has made 
decided progress. Since 1900 our contributions have increased 
almost four fold, until we are approaching the half million mark, 
and yet we are giving only an average of twenty cents apiece per 
year. Our Northern brethren give four times as much per capita, 
the Presbyterians ten times as much and our Methodist neighbors 
more than three times as much. We have made progress, and 
many of our churches and individuals have done well, but taken as 
a whole, we are falling far short of our duty and opportunity. So 
very many of our churches are doing nothing and seem to have no 
mission conscience. 

We are sending new missionaries now each year in much 
larger numbers. We have now about 600 workers, native and 
missionary, but how few these of are for 2,000,000 Southern Bap- 
tists! It takes 3000 of us to support one missionary. 

A very encouraging part of our work is the fact that we have 
eight theological schools in the lands in which 150, or more, are 
being trained who are to be preachers of the gospel. 

We have about a dozen medical missionaries who treated last 
year 38,000 patients. This medical work reaches the hearts of the 
people as nothing else, and reaches the high and wealthy classes 
as well as the poor and destitute. 

Our Publication societies in China and elsewhere are powerful 
agencies for the spread of the gospel. 

Taking into consideration the rapidly increasing numbers of 
native helpers and all these other agencies, there has never been 
a time when the work promised such large returns for the amount 
put into its channels. 



Green River Baptist Associatio?i 13 

The vast numbers of heathen yet unreached, the better knowl- 
edge of the situation, and the increased facillities and resources 
of our people, make it incumbent upon us to go steadily and 
hastily forward. This we, as a Convention, are trying to do each 
year. Our Association will be expected to do its part in the ad- 
vance. Many of our churches could easily double and quadruple 
their gifts, but to do this there must be leadt rship on the part of 
some one. Of course the pastor is a mission leader if he preaches 
a full gospel, but we need to awaken interest and enlist leaders 
among our laymen. 

The "Foreign Mission Journal" is a necessity for our informa- 
tion in regard to our Board's work. Tracts will be supplied to all 
free on request. The New Testament, the most perfect and re- 
liable missionary book is always at hand. 

We most earnestly urge our people to give this great work its 
proper place in their consideration and prayers, feeling confident 
that when this is done we shall be willing to go or do our part 
towards sending others. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. B. Justice, ] 

R. H. Herring, | n ... 

W. C. Morris, Committee. 

J. B. Arledge, J 

Elder J. L. Shinn read and spoke on the report on 
Sunday Schools. Prof. E. L. Middleton also made an 
address on this subject. The report was adopted, all 
hoping for more and better work in our Sunday schools 
next year. 



Sunday Schools 

Many things may be done for God. Some things must be 
done. Teaching God's word is one of them. In 1783 the Baptists 
began this work. It has been recognized by our Southern conven- 
tion, State conventions, and District associations since their 
foundation as Missionary Baptist Organizations. Are they right? 
If so, then every Beptist should stand by the work. Following 
are some facts as to the work in North Carolina. 

1st. There are 213,000 white Baptists in the state. 

2nd. There are 150,000 scholars in our Sunday schools. 

3rd. A safe estimate would give 140,000 church members who 
do not attend Sunday school, which would give only 63,000 church 
members who do attend. 

4th. There are about 300 of our churches that have no school 
at all. 

6th. There are 300,000 children in North Carolina from 4 to 
21 years of age who are not in any Sunday school. 



14 Minutes of the 

Facts as to the situation in the Green River Association,. 
1st. There are 42 churches and 36 schools. 

2nd. There are 4,252 church members and 2,296 Sunday school 
students. 

3rd. A safe estimate would give 1000 church members who 
attend and 3252 who do not attend the Sunday schools. 
4th. Of the 36 schools, 14 close during the winter. 
5th. Seven churches report no school. 
6th. Baptisms from the schools are 106. 
Your committee would recommend: 

1st. That every church member take an interest in this work- 
2nd, That a campaign be made to increase the attendance ire 
our schools. 

3rd. That there be an Officers and Teacher r s meeting in every 
school at least once a month. 

4th. That separate apartments be secured, when possible, in 
whice to do class work. 

5th. That our schools use charts, maps, black boards, etc. 
6th. That our schools use the literature of our Board at 
Nashville. Tenn. 

7th. That each school take one offering each month for the 
Orphanage work at Thomasville, N. C. Also one collection during; 
the year for the Sunday school work in the state. 

8th. That all our churches stand by the work and see to it y , 
that the schools do not go into winter quarters. 

9th. That the first fifth Sunday and Saturday before, follow- 
ing the last Sunnay in April, 1910, be set apart as the time to 
hold a Sunday school convention, and that the Association now in 
session appoint a committee on place and program. 

10th. That we appoint a committee of one or more to co- 
operate with our state Sunday school Secretary. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. L. Shinn, 
Geo. L. Wilson, 
J. T. Morgan, 
John Toney. 

Aged Ministers Relief next came before the Body. 
Elder J. R. Whideside read the report and made some 
remarks. Pledges were taken and the report was 
adopted. 



Report on Aged Ministers Relief 

We have now thirty-two aged ministers, who have spent the 
best part of their lives in the Lord's service and are now being 
helped by the board. Their condition and circumstances are such 
as to call forth our deepest sympathy and greatest effort to relieve 



Green River Baptist Association 15 

them in their distress and want. At the meeting of the last N. C, 
Baptist State convention the contribution had fallen oft about 
$500. We recommend that pledges be made by the churches, and 
that some brother in each church see that this work is presented 
to his church. It is with great sorrew that we record the death 
of Elder D. C. Britt, of Rutherfordton. We recommend that a 
committee be appointed to write an obitnary of him for publica- 
tion in our minutes, 

J as. R, Whiteside, } 
J. E. Frady, I 

J. M. Edgerton, , r 
Zeb Clements, J 

Adjourned to meet at 9 a. m. tomorrow. 



Committee. 



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2 



Morning Session 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Elder D. P, 
Lowdermilk. The moderator called the Association to 
order at 9:30 a. m. 

The Clerk read yesterday's record, which was 
adopted. The roll of delegates were not called hence 
all names of delegates on church letters appear in the 
minutes whether present or absent. 

Letters from Piney Knob, Turkey Cove and Mt. 
View churches were received, read, and delegates 
names enrolled. 

By motion and unanimous vote and at her request a 
letter of dismission was granted to the Tryon church. 

On motion and by unanimous vote appointed Elder 
D. J. Hunt secretary of Sunday schools and missions 
for this Association. 

Periodicals came next on the order of business. The 
report was read and a speech made on this subject by 
Elder T. H. Posey. The subject was further discussed 
by Elders J. R. Denton, R. H. Herring, D. J. Hunt and 
Bro. A. W. Gilliam. The report was adopted. 



16 Minutes of the 

Report on Periodicals 

In as much as we have so many periodicals coming into our 
homes it becomes a question as to the choice of suitable reading 
matter. Your committee believes that there should be more re- 
ligious literature in our homes. Our Sunday school Board prepares 
and sends out the very best grade of literature for our Sunday 
schools and we believe this literature should be used. 

Christ has said go into all the world and preach the gospel; 
but how shall we go unless we know where to go and how shall 
we know where unless we read the Biblical Recorder, the Foreign 
Mission Journal, Home Field and Charity and Children. We be- 
lieve that no intelligent Baptist will remain so unless he reads 
these papers. We believe that if our denominational papers are 
read by our people our church work will be more efficient at home 
and abroad. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. F. Greer, ) 

J. J. Lambright, - Committee. 

J. J. Kiser, ) 

The time having arrived for Woman's Work, Elder 
Edward Long read the report and made a speech. All 
seemed to feel and express by their countenance an 
encouraging Amen to the Christian sisters. They are 
doing a noble work for the Master. 



Report on Woman's Work 

The first Baptist Woman's Missionary society was organized 
in Boston in 1802. The first society of a similar character organ- 
ized in the South was organized in Charleston, S. C, 1812. The 
first mention of such a society in North Carolina was in 1831. 
From its organization in the Southern states there has been a 
steady growth in the development of woman's work in our midst. 
In 1887 a central committee for the Soutnern Baptist Convention 
was appointed and the various branches of the w ork were brought 
together and the Woman's Missionary Union was organized. The 
women of North Carolina in 1891 through a central committee 
formed a states Woman's Missionary Union which became a 
branch of Southern Union the same year. 

In North Carolina in 1877 there were only 17 societies in the 
state, in 1878 they had increased to 36 and last year, 1908, there 
were 976. 

The contributione in 1877 were $342, in 1878 $500 and in 1908 
$27000. The entire number of societies in the South last year was 
8620 contributing $197000. So we see that in the last thirty years 
the growth in number of societies or Unions organized and amounts 
contributed has been in leaps and bounds. The past year has been 



Green River Baptist Association 17 

one of the best in the history of Woman's work. They not only 
measured up to their aims, along most lines, which were high but 
went beyond. 

Besides contributing very liberally to all the objects of the 
conventions they have been instrumental in establishing the Mar- 
garet Home for missionaries' children at Greenville, S. C, and the 
Training School for Women Missionaries at Louisville, Ky., both 
of which are fulfilling a long felt need. 

There is no department of our denominational work in the 
South and in the State that has been more abundantly blessed 
than the Woman's Work. This is due largely to the fact that 
they have carefully organized their work, informed their members 
as to the needs at home and abroad and systematized their giving. 
Their aim is to enlist every Christian woman, young and old, 
in, and to train every child for the Master's work. 

In our own association last year there was societies reported 
from only 8 of the 43 churches. We would urge that the pastors 
co-operate with our women and organize unions and societies every 
where possible. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edward Long, 
D. C. Nanney, 
W. E. Keeter, 
W. L. Bland, 

N. BUCHANNAN. 

Report on nominations to State snd Southern con- 
ventions was read by C. G. Hill and unanimously 
adopted by the Body, viz: 

We nominate to the State Convention Elders A. P. Sorrels, D. 
J. Hunt, R. H. Herring, and to the Southern Convention Elders 

C. B. Justice, R. H. Herring, D. J. Hunt and Edward Long. 

Signed by C. G. Hill, j 

F. O. Lewis, [ Committee. 
L. G. Price, ) 

Report on Nominations to fill vacancies in the Board 
of Trustees of Round Hill Academy was read by A. P. 
Nanney and adopted by unanimous vote of the body, viz : 

We nominate and recommend Elder C. B. Justice and Bro. J. 

D. Morris to succeed themselves on the Board of Trustees for 
Round Hill Academy. 

Signed by A. P. Nanney, 

T. A. Bridges, \ n ... 
A. R. Buffaloe, | Committee. 
J. T. Morgan, J 

The committee on Place, and Preacher for intro- 
ductory sermon recommend Marion Baptist church, the 



18 Minutes of the 

place, Elder R. H. Herring the preacher with Elder D. 
J. Hunt alternate. The time is fixed by the constitut- 
ion, Thursday before the first Lord's day in Oct., 1910. 
On motion and by unanimous vote of the Body, the 
report was adopted as signed by the following, viz: 
W. H. Taylor, ) 
A. P. Nanney, > Committee. 
L. T. Rollins, ) 

Elder Edward Long made some remarks on Minis- 
terial Education. Pledges were taken. 

The time having arrived for the consideration of 
Home Missions, Elder R. H. Herring read the report 
and made a splendid speech, showing the need and im- 
portance of the gospel, as Baptists believe and teach in 
this our beloved Southland. This report was adopted 
and pledges taken. 



Home Mission Report 

The Home Mission Board's work is of prime importance. To 
make it less strong is to weaken the whole system of our mission- 
ary endeavor. To foster and intensify its efficiency is to streng- 
then and ussify our entire brotherhood by encouraging local ac- 
tivity and increasing the resources for foreign conquests. 

Its field is broad and fertile and the great harvest is white 
and the crying demand of the hour is for more means and men that 
we may gather in the sheavs with rejoicing. 

The achievements of the past leave no doubt as to the practical 
value of the Board's work, and its rich results. During the past 
Southern Baptist Conventional year there were 24,668 baptisms by 
the missionaries of the Board. There were 22,699 additions by 
letter, making a total of 47, 367 additions to our churches. There 
were 959 Sunday-schools organized and 316 churches constituted. 
The Board during the 63 years of its history has organized over 
5,000 churches. This does not include the educational and other 
work, the value and importance of which cannot be estimated nor 
computed. 

This is cause for very great rejoicing and places us under 
renewed obligations to the Lord of the harvest, but it is only a 
fragment of what there is yet to do, and only the first-fruits of 
what we may expect to reap if we persevere. And this work must 
needs be done for our country's sake, for the prosperity and 
peace and righteousness of our own people. If we preserve our 
Sabbath and our religious influences and promote civic righteous 
ness and the glory of God we must no.t retreat nor rest, for the 



Green River Baptist Association 19 

army of alien adversaries is ever increasing and advancing and 
the tide of contamination rises higher each year with the chang- 
ing conditions. The foreigners are pouring into our territory by 
the hundreds and thousands. The great, and ever increasing popu- 
lation of over cities, and the changed conditions of our commercial 
progress make a condition altogether new and complex for our 
Southern work. 

The territory is immense. Single states are larger than old- 
world empires. Texas is larger than France and England com- 
bined. Cuba is larger than Portugal, and yet these are only frac- 
tional parts of the Board's field. At the last meeting of the South- 
ern Convention. New Mexico was taken in to our field in addi- 
tion to the recent acquirement of the Isle of Pines and Panama. 

In wealth and material possibilities the territory is superior to 
many Empires that have shaped the destines of mankind and de- 
termined the course of history. To grasp their territory, its 
people and its resources and utilize it for Christ's Kingdom is to 
shape and mould the destinies of millions of souls and make his- 
tory for eternity. 

First in importance, now and always, is the work of evange- 
lization, but to do this under God, we must rise the talents he has 
given us and go about the work intelligently. Hence the impor- 
tance of educational work, such as is being done by our Home 
Mission Board in the Mountain Schools, where we have such rich 
assets of brawn, brain and moral character, in so many boys and 
girls whose lives must count for comparatively little unless they 
are educated. 

This Board is now working in connection with 24 of these 
mountain schools, with our own beloved A. F. Brown as Secretary. 
In these schools there were engaged during the year 121 principals 
and teachers; there were enrolled 4,316 pupils, including 78 minis- 
terial students; there were 441 baptisms among the pupils during 
the year, which, added to the baptism stated in the report, gives 
as ra> suit of the Board's work during the year a grand total of 
25,109 baptisms and 47,808 additions to churches. 

he watch ward is "Onward." We are asked to make a liberal 
increase in our contributions this year. To do this will be easy if 
we are willing to bestir ourselves and put some direct and ear- 
nest effort into the matter. Your committee urges the pastors 
and delegates here to secure the free literature of the Home Mis- 
sion Board and circulate it among the members of your churches, 
and to secure subscriptions for "Our Home Field," the Board's 
monthly magazine and in every way possible to inform our people 
as^ to this work. And further, to formulate some plan of system- 
atic giving, by which every member may be reached and given a 
fair chance to make a liberal contribution. This can and will be 
done if we have our greatest need met by coming into full posses- 
sion of the spirit of our Lord and Master. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

R. H. Herring, 
D. P. Lowdermilkj 
J. F. Greu, 
W. C. Rabuin. 



20 Minutes of the 

Rev. M. L. Kaylor, a Methodist minister was present 
and welcomed to a seat. Also Rev. Richardson, a 
Methodist minister was present on Friday. He was 
welcome but was not seen by our moderator while an 
interesting speech was being made. 

The Finance committee reported about $48 for min- 
utes and clerk a collection of some $5 was taken to 
supplement, this making about $53. For the correct 
figures see Treasurer's report. The funds were turned 
over to Treasurer, T. C. Smith. 

By motion of Elder R. H. Herring the Association 
voted that the Clerk have $10 for his services and that 
the remainder be spent publishing minutes of the 
Association. 

On motion and by unanimous vote adopted the fol- 
lowing recommendations, viz: 

We the Green River Baptist Association recommend 
that our pastors meet at Round Hill on Friday before 
the fifth Sunday in January next, 1910. 

1st. To organize themselves into an assoeiational 
ministers conference for their mutual development, and 
for the discussion of vital importance to our denomina- 
tion and association. 

2nd. That all deacons and laymen are urged to 
attend. 

3rd. That the churches free their pastors and urge 
them to attend these meetings. 

4th. That Elders Edward Long, C. B. Justice, A, 
P. Sorrels and R. H. Herring be appointed a committee 
to take this matter in hands looking up to its prganiza- 
tion. J. L. Shinn. 

Adopted the following resolution, viz: 

Resolved that the thanks of this Association be expressed by 
a rising vote for the generous and gracious hospitality of the 
people of Harmony Grove church and community in entertaining 
the delegates and visitors to this session of the Association. 

R. H. Herring. 

Recess one hour. 



Green River Baptist Association 21 

AFTERNOON SESSION 



Re-assembled at 1:30 p. m. 

This hour was set for the consideration of the sub- 
ject of Temperance. Elder J. R. Denton read the re- 
port and addressed the people on this subject. The 
report was adopted, see, read and profit by principles 
set forth in this report. 



Report on Temperance 

It is well known that for may years the great practical ques- 
tion, which engaged the attention and claimed the united efforts 
of our Christian people and temperance workers, was legislation 
to prevent the licensing of the sale of intoxicating beverages in 
North Carolina, and that the efforts of great men and determined 
Christian women, mothers, wives, and sisters, laboring through 
the Anti-Saloon League, brought politicians, statesmen, and legis- 
lators to a realization that the Eternal God had heard the wail of 
the drunkard's wife, the cry of the hungry child for bread, and 
the agonizing petition of the mother for her drunken boy, and the 
prayers of the great army of the faithful in behalf of humanity, 
and that he had decreed that this awful blighting curse should 
not longer be licensed by the laws of this great state, so that a 
law was enacted under which an indictment was had and prosecut- 
ed by great apostles of temperance in order that an everlasting 
verdict might be recorded by a vote of the whole people of the 
state, and that by the most overwhelming majority the Demon of 
strong drink was condemned to die, and its supporters put to 
shame. 

So that now only through lack of gratitude to our God and of 
lack of vigilance upon the part of these Christian and temperance 
forces can this fearful curse again come to life, either by sanction 
of our law makers, or by continuous violation of the law. 

Complaints are frequent that Blind Tigers are abroad in the 
land dispensing their Satanic stuffs. The answer to these com- 
plaints are at hand. It is the fault of Church members and prof- 
f essing Christians that Blind Tigers stalk about in their midst. 
The law is now ample, and if any appreciable proportion of the 
church members of any community will do their duty either as 
good citizens, simply, in collecting and reporting evidence against 
them they can be put out of business and their tenders lodged in 
prison in the shortest while. 

Your committee urges that every Christian and every opponent 
of the liquor trafic, individually and collectively, employ the most 
diligent, immediate, fearless, and constant effort to bring to the 
Bar of the Courts, at once, every would-be defier of the temper- 
ance law, and so and only so, shall we surely enjoy the fruit of 
our labors and our prayers through the continued blessings of God 



22 Minutes of the 

who requires that we shall do our part as faithful soldiers in this 
great cause, as in al^ others. 

But meantime let us remember that this great liquor evil is 
not the only branch of intemperance that should have our atten- 
tion, but in all things 1hat ' 'temperance is reason's girdle, and 
passion's bridle, the strength of the soul and the foundation of 
virtue. ' 

M. Morgan, ) 

J. R. Denton, | 

W. D. Long, J Committee. 

J. T. Davis, | 

L. J. Epley. ] 

State of religion was considered next. The report- 
was read by Elder R. L. Limrick. Elders Edward Long* 
and R. H. Herring followed with an address on this 
subject, see the report, study it. Arouse yourself to 
greater spirituality and religious fervor. 

State of Religion 

As can be best ascertained the State of Religion in our Asso- 
ciation is at normal. During the past year we have not gone 
backward, but there has been a steady increase in membership, 
activity and spiritual fervor and an increase of the pledges for 
Foreign Missions. Looks as if we are beginning to realize more 
fully than ever before that the night is gone and the day of larger 
things has dawned. The work is upon us, the harvest truly is 
great but the laborers are few. Pray ye, therefore, the Lord of 
the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into the harvest. 

R. L. Limrick, 
W. L. Ferguson, 
B. E. Watkins, 
L. G. Price. 

Appointed the following committee on Obituaries, viz: 
R. H. Herring, Jas. R. Whiteside and C. B. Justice. 

Rev. Daniel Clayton Britt was a native of Robeson county, 
N. C. August, 1872, is the date of his birth and he was a little 
more than 36 years old, when on Feb. 20th, 1909, the time of his 
departure came, and calmly and bravely he met the last enemy, 
having more than conquored through Jesus Christ, whom he loved 
with sincere devotion, and to whose service he was wholly con- 
secrated. 

Having the goodly heritage of worthy ancestry, reared in the 
pure air and uncontaminated surroundings of a Christian country 
home, he early developed manly ideals and a mature Christian 
character. In the home, at school, and at college he left his im- 



Green River Baptist Association 23 

press for good on all with whom he came in contact. 

Refined and gentle by nature, true to every trust, and having 
given himself early in life to the work of the ministry; he applied 
himself so diligently to study that he was from the first well 
equipped for that important work. For a dozen or more years in 
active pastoral work at Pittsboro, Jonesboro, Abbottsburg, Rock- 
ingham and other churches, his fine literary taste, rare culture, 
genuine piety and all round manliness made him easily one of the 
leading young ministers of his denomination. 

When one grasped his hand, looked into his eyes, and heard 
him talk, the impression was invariably made that there is a man 
to love and trust. 

After a brave fight with a fatal disease he yielded gracefully 
to the inevitable and gave up his beloved work as a preacher and 
pastor at Rockingham, N. C, and came to Rutherfordton hoping 
to be benefitted by the climate. Here he builded a home and en- 
gaged in business, and while he did not preach, he never lo st 
interest in the work of the church and was faithful and efficient 
and universally loved by his church and the entire community. 

At first thought, when he was taken away our hearts stood 
still and said, why ? As we saw his faithful and loving companion 
so lonely and heart-stricken and the little fatherless children and 
the great white harvest fields in need of such laborers, we won- 
dered why God took him. And while we do not yet understand, 
we would not murmur, nor would we erect a broken shaft at his 
grave, nor dare say his was an unfinished life; for was it not full 
and complete ? And could he not say with Paul, ''I have fought 
a good fight, I have kept the faith, I have finished my course, and 
am now ready to be offered up. ' ' 

And do we not feel assured that the Master has for him a 
nobler, sweeter song to sing, a better service, a higher ministry, 
where he now ever lives and reigns with him. May the God of 
grace and consolation, on whom Bro. Britt stayed his heart, con- 
tinually be the support and solace of his widow and little ones. 

C. B. Justice, 
R. H. Herring, 
J. R. Whiteside. 

Report of committee on Religious Exercises for to- 
morrow as follows, viz: 

We beg leave to announce that Elder D. J. Hunt will conduct 
Sunday school mass meeting at 10 a. m. to-morrow for one hour, 
and that Elder R. H. Herring will preach at 11 a. m. 

Adjourned after benediction and song. 



24 Minutes of the 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3 



Morning Session 

Elder A. P, Soerels spoke briefly on the importance 
ever green Sunday schools. 

Elder J. R. Denton spoke on early service to Christ. 

Elder R. H. Herring spoke on the Sunday school as 
a soul saving ageney. 

Elder W. B. Weaver s po ke on the Bible as a part of 
our literature. 

The hour for preaching having arrived and the con- 
gregation having grown so large Elder Edward Long 
was asked to go to the stand and preach to those who 
could not get seats in the house. He had a large atten- 
tive audience. His subject was "cleanliness. " He 
spoke fluently and with power. He showed plainly that 
the Lord abhors the filthiness of sin. 

Elder R. H. Herring preached in the house from 
John 3:16, ' 'God so loved the world." etc. A very ap- 
propriate feeling sermon. 

Thus closed one of the most harmonious, successful 
meetings of this Body. 

Elder D. J. Hunt, Moderator. 
(Elder) A. P. Sorrels, Clerk. 



CHURCH PLEDGES 



CHURCHES 


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State 

Missions 


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03 

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Bethel 


12 00 
12 00 


8 00 
12 50 


8 00 
6 00 


15 00 
12 50 


2 00 

2 00 


45 00 


Bethlehem 


45 00 


Beulah 




Big Level 


3 00 
5 00 
3 00 


3 50 
3 00 
3 00 


3 00 
3 00 
3 00 


3 00 
3 75 
3 00 




12 50 


Bills Creek 


14 75 


Camp Creek 


12 00 






Chapel Hill 


22 00 
12 00 
15 00 
10 00 


2 00 

6 00 

5 00 

12 00 


3 50 
5 00 
5 00 


3 00 

7 50 

5 00 

15 00 


1 00 

2 00 

"5*00 


31 50 


Cherry Springs 
Clear Creek 


32 50 
30 00 


Columbus 


42 00 






Dysartsville 


15 00 
3 00 
2 00 
6 08 
2 00 


6 00 
3 00 

1 00 
3 00 

2 00 


7 00 
2 00 
2 00 
4 00 


5 00 
3 75 
1 25 
3 00 


2 00 

"i 66 

1 00 


35 00 


Eureka 


11 75 


Hall Town 


7 25 


Harmony Groves .... 
Hickory Grove 


17 00 
4 00 










Macedonia 

Marion 


' 50 '66 
5 00 
8 00 


2 00 
75 00 

5 00 
10 00 


2 00 
30 00 

" "s 66 


' ' 65 00 
5 00 
5 00 


1 00 

8 50 

" "i 66 


5 00 

228 50 


Mills Springs 

Montf ords Cove 


15 00 

27 00 


Mt Lebanon 




Mt Pleasant 






1 00 
2000 

1 50 
5 00 






1 00 


Mt. Vernon 


20 00 

2 50 

20 00 


30 00 
2 50 

12 50 


20 00 

2 00 

12 50 

2 00 
5 00 

3 00 
40 00 


5 00 
"300 

1 00 
5 00 


95 00 


Mt. View 


8 50 


Old Fort 


53 00 


Piney Knob 


2 00 


Pleasant Grove 

Pleasant Hill 

Rock Springs pc 

Round Hill 


6 00 

5 00 

2 00 

40 00 


5 00 

3 00 
40 00 


5 00 

2 00 
40 00 


21 00 

11 00 
165 00 


Round Knob 




Rutherfordton 

Silver Creek 


100 00 
3 00 


100 OC 
3 0C 


100 00 


100 OC 


5 00 


405 00 
6 00 


Stone Mt. . . 










Sunny Vale . 

Turkey Cove 


2 0C 





2 00 






4 00 


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Walnut Grove 














Whiteside Valley 

Zion Hill 


5 0C 
3 0C 


3 0( 
> 3 0( 


) 2 0C 


2 11 
2 0C 


1 


10 00 






Total 


413 5( 


> 384 0( 


) 287 5C 


360 5C 


> 49 50 


149500 









CONTRIBUTIONS 



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Pastor s 
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3 00 


3 00 

14 00 




1 10 1n nn 


10 00 
5 00 
1 00 


Bethlehem 

Beulah 


110 00 507 64 
25 00 143 00 


2 35 

30 

1 15 

1 80 
90 


9 00 

1 00 

2 50 
4 30 
2 25 


Big Level 


55 00 
75 00 
65 55 
27 19 
35 00 
90 00 

61 00 
150 00 

52 00 
60 00 
17 75 
20 65 
60 00 
50 00 
24 00 

62 97 
900 00 
100 00 
100 00 
100 00 






4 00 


5 17 


1 60 


Bills Creek 


50 00 
103 20 

1 

40 

4 

i34 38 


7 04 

422 

8 55 


3 00 


Camp Creek 

Cane Creek 


2 92 

3 22 

7 50 




2 15 


Chapel Hill 

Cherry Springs. . . 


"l5" 






1 60 
1 00 

1 00 

2 00 
75 

1 50 
45 
90 

2 10 
1 40 


1 50 
4 
5 
12 


3 
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Clear Creek 

Columbus 

Coopers Gap 


7 80 


9 96 
40 

2 50 

3 00 


5 
18 05 


Dysartsville 

Eureka 


90 00 




9 47 
5 00 

*3 00 
2 00 


6 74 
5 00 


Hall Town 


42 20 
51 28 








1 00 


Harmony Grove... 
Hickory Grove 





8 02 
8 0,0 


5 71 

1 85 


4 0,0 
1 00 


Jesses Grove 








Macedonia 

Marion 

Mills Springs 




8 50 
50 00 


10 90 
45 00 


4 75 


90 
3 85 

1 55 

2 50 
2 45 


1 50 

108 95 

5 90 

10 00 

9 38 


1 00 
56 30 

2 95 


Montfords Cove.,. 
Mt. Creek 


100 00 
128 15 


3296 


22 52 




3 30 

7 00 


Mt. Lebanon 








Mt. Pleasant 


30 00 

200 00 
40 00 

200 00 
40 00 
67 50 

100 00 
54 50 

100 00 
12 00 

700 00 
20 00 
36 00 
25 00 
25 00 


1 30 
i22226 


"3'75 
7 00 

98 77 

1 85 

15 00 


4 37 
17 61 

5 50 
30 93 

4 50 

6 50 
23 50 

2 00 
79 33 

3 50 

5 00 




20 

2 50 
1 05 

1 50 
35 
60 
70 
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3 75 
50 

2 50 






Mt. Vernon 

Mt. View 

Old Fort 


32 90 

2 00 

10 00 

2 00 
5 60 

3 60 
3 00 

32 00 


22 72 

1 50 

4 00 

2 00 

5 00 
9 14 


Piney Knob 

Pleasant Grove. . . 
Pleasant Hill 


Rock Springs 

Round Hill 

Round Knob 




121 00 
43 00 


2 00 
32 00 


Rutherf ordton. . . . 
Silver Creek 




45 00 


100 00 
2 00 


100 00 


Stone Mtn 










80 
50 
10 




Sunny Vale 






3 00 






Turkey Cove 










Walnut Grove .... 














Whiteside Valley. 
Zion Hill 


50 00 
35 40 




20 


70 
2 68 




55 

85 


3 00 
5 19 


2 50 
1 51 










Totals 


407351 


262341 


387^64 


324 06 


32 48 


39 30 


408 04 


324 46 



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671 19 

172 40 

79 23 

174 05 

188 97 

36 53 

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1500 00 










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Bethlehem 

Beulah 

Big Level 

Bills Creek 

Camp Creek 

Cane Creek 

Chapel Hill 

Cherry Springs.... 

Clear Creek 

Columbus 

Coopers Gap 

Dysartsville 

Eureka 

Hall Town 

Harmony Grove... 

Hickory Grove 

Jesse's Grove. . . . 

Macedonia 

Marion 

Mills Springs 

Montfords Cove... 
Mt. Creek 

Lebenon 

Pleasant 

Vernon 

View 

Old Fort 

Piney Knob 

Pleasant Grove.... 

Pleasant Hill 

Rock Springs 

Round Hill 

Round Knob 

Rutherfordton 

Silver Creek 

Stone Mt 

Sunny Vale 

Turkey Cove 

Walnut Grove 

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2 J. A. Bird, Nealsviile 
JJames M. Gibson, Old Fort 

II. Odell, Mills Springs 

3 P. F. Searcy, Uree 

Zeb Clements, Union Mills 
C. W. Searcy, Mill Springs 

C. E. Huffman, Marion 

D. L. Robertson, Old Fort 
W. D. Long, Old Fort 
N. T. Mills, Columbus 
T. N. Wilson, Mill Spring 
W. H. Taylor, Dysartsville 



M. V. Snipes, Marion 
J. T. Davis, Rocky Pass 
6 A. L. Pitman, Landrum,S.C 



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B. E. Watkins. Vein Mt. 
B. B. Price, Marion 
Charles W r alker, Mills Sp'gs 
E. S. Harris, Union Mill 



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L. T. Rollins, Forest City 3 
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W. L. Bland " RFD 
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Edgar McDade, Uree 
C. G. Hill, Gilkey 
W.M Pitman, Graphiteville 
J. B. Bridges, Rutherfordton 



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The annual meeting of the Woman's Missionary Societies of 
the Green river Association met in the grove at Harmony Grove 
church during the meeting of the Association. A place of meet- 
ing had been provided, and the goodly number of women who were 
assembled were comfortably seated. 

After the opening song Rev. M. L. Kesler, manager of the 
Orphanage, read a few verses from the ninth chapter of the Acts 
and led in prayer. 

He then made a most earnest and interesting talk on the grand 
work in which the women are engaged, and how they seemed 
peculiarly fitted to look after the small sums and bring them into 
the treasury of the Lord. They were also showing what could be 
done by systematic giving. The little sums paid in month by 
month swelled into large sums by the end of the year. 

Then in giving out information through tracts, and Mission 
Study Classes they were doing perhaps a greater work than all. 

Only three societies had delegates present so no formal meet- 
ing was held, but several short talks relative to the condition of 
the societies represented, were made. 

This was followed by a talk by the Vice-President, in which 
she urged the societies to take a definite aim, and go forward. 

Letters from Dr. Willingham, Dr. Gray, and Miss Heck were 
read. 

Tracts were distributed and after a prayer the meeting 
adjourned. 

Mrs. A. L. Gravson, Vice-President. 



TREASURER'S REPORT 

Tj the Green River Association for the Year Ending October 3rd, 1909. 



Churches 



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Bethlehem . 

Beulah 

Big Level . 
Bills Creek. 
Camp Creek 
Cane Creek 
Chapel Hill. 
Cherry Springs 
Clear Creek . 
Columbus .... 
Coopers Gap . 
Dysarisville . 

Eureka 

Hall Town . . . 
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Hickory Grove 
Jesse's Grove. . 
Macedonia .... 

Marion 

Mill Springs. . . 
MontfordsCove 
MountainCreek 
Mount Lebanan 
Mount Pleasant 
Mount Vernon 
Mountain View 

Old Fort 

Piney Knob... . 
Pleasant Grove 
Pleasant Hill. 
Rock Springs. 
Round Hill . . . 
Round Knob.. 
Rutherfordton 
Silver Creek.. 
Stone Mountain 
Sunny Vale. . . 

Tryon 

Turkey Cove.. 
Walnut Grove 
Whitcsides Valley. . . . 

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Respectfully submitted, 

T. C. Smith, Treas. Green River Asso. 
We have carefully examined the receipts and disbursements set 
forth in this report and find them to be correct. 

D. L. 
W. A. 



Harrlll' [ Auditin 9 Committee. 





MINUTES 

OF THE 

Sixty=sixth Annual Session 

OF THE 

Green River 
Baptist Association 



HELD WITH THE 



COOPERS GAP CHURCH 

Turners, N. C. 

October 4, 5, 6, and 7, 1906 



Moderator, Rev. D. J. Hunt 
Clerk, Z. T. Whiteside 
Treasurer, R. Ledbetteb 

Next session will be held with the Pleasant Grove Church, nine 
miles northwest of Rutherfordton, N. C, beginning on Thursday 
before the first Sunday in October, 1907. 



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of the 

of the 

heit> with the 

©etcher, 4, 5, 6, 7, 1906. 



Moderator, D. J. Hunt. 
Clerk, Z. T. Whiteside. 
Treasurer, R. Ledbetter. 

exfc session will be held with the Pleasant Grove Church nine miles 
northwest of Rutherfordtou, N C, beginning ou Thurs- 
day before the first Sunday in October, 1907. 






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Officers: 

D.J Hunt, Moderator, .. . Union Mills, N. 0, 

Z. T. Whiteside, Clerk, .Uree, N. C. 

R. Ledbetter, Treasurer, Ayr, N. C. 

Ordained Ministers: 

Arledge, J. B Saluda, Polk County, 

Buchanan, E Garden City, McDowell 

Britt. D. C Rutherfordton, Rutherford 

Bridges, S. A Rutherfordton, Rutherford 

Croom, H, M Old Port, McDowell 

Champion, R. C Landrum, Spartanburg 

Denton, J. R. . . Dysartsville, McDowell 

Harris, B. B. Dysartsville, McDowell 

Hunt, D.J. Union Mills, Rutherford 

Haney, J. F.. Black Mountain, Buncombe 

Haynes , W. L Gilkey, Rutherford 

Jackson. Elbert Bright, Polk 

Jackson, B. P Bright, Polk 

Justice, C. B Rutherfordton Rutherford 

Landrum, M. M Sunshine Rutherford 

Logan, W. H Ayr, Rutherford 

Mashburn, A. B Nealsville, McDowell 

Morton, W. B Marion, McDowell 

Nanney, A. H Wake Forest, Wake 

Nanney, J. H Wake Forest, Wake 

Sorrels, A. P Garden City, McDowell 

Whiteside, Z. T .Uree, Rutherford 



PROCEEDINGS. 

COOPER'S GAP BAPTIST CHURCH, 
Polk Comity, N. C., Thursday, Oct 4, 1906. 

The sixty-sixth .annual session of the Green River Baptist Asso- 
iatiou convened with this church at 12:45 p. m. today. O B. Jus- 
ice not being present nor his alternate, A, P. Sorrels, D.J. Hunt 
reached the introductory sermon from Psalm 8:4. 

On motion adjourned for dinner. 

Session 2:30 P- M. 

The Association reassembled. The devotional services were con- 
ducted by B. P. Jackson, readiug the 12th chapter of Romans. Songs: 
jPhe hand of God will lead me; Reyive us again. 

A temporary organization was affected by the former moderator 
appointing Z. T. Whiteside, Clerk pro tern. 

R. Ledbetter and Z. V. Hudgins were appointed reading clerks. 
Jhurch letters were read and delegates enrolled as follows: 

Bethlehem— A. W. Gilliam, J. M. Gibson. 

Big Level— T M. Ruppe, R. L. Gilbert. 

Bealah-W. F. Burnett, W. C. Champion. 

Columbus— N. T. Mills, J. P. Arledge. 

Cooper's Gap— Roy Gibbs, H. K. Corn, J. L. Jackson, Wm. 
Dimsdale, 

Eureka -Z. T. Whiteside, John Hill. 

Pleasant Grove -K. Ledbetter, iYL. L. Nanney, W. N. S. Rollins. 

Mills Spring— J. J. Laubright, J. A. Rucker. 

Mountain View —I Martiu, N C. Burgess, E. Jackson, B. P. 
racksou. 

Mount Vnrnou -J. L. Ross, E. H. Logan, L. T. Rollins, S. A. 
Bridges., 

Piuey Knob -J. D. Bland, G. F. Roberson. 

Pleasant Hill— J. W. Taylor, Lee Taylor, Sid Sims, T. H. Ter- 
•ell. C. P. Green. 

Round Hill— A. P. Nanney, W. M. Nanuey, J. D. Hunt. 

Whiteside Valley — W. R. Whiteside, Jerry Shitle, Guilford 
tfauney. 

Zion Hill— E. Buchanan. 

Mount Pleasant— 0. 0. Daltou, Z. V. Hudgins. 

Vloaut L-ibition— J. Arledge, M. Constance, L. Johnston. 

Hickory Grove- J. G Raburu, W. B. McSwain. 

Bill's Creek— J. C. MoDatiiel, Adney Eplee 

Silver Greek— H P. Arledge M. Constauce, J. L. Jackson. 

Macedouia-J. Galleeu, E D. Watkins, M. M, Ward. 

Rock Spring— J. Jackson, H. M. Whiteside. 



4 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

Sunny Vale— By letter. 

Jesse's Grove — O. Suttles. 

Clear Creek— N. Buchanan, B. E. Long, G. B. Woody. 

Cane Creek— A. I. Ruff, B. C. Laughter. D. Gilbert. 

Cherry Springs— W. H. Gilliam, O. W. Robertson 

Hall Town— J. B Lewis. 

Bethel— J. H. Rabiim, J. Morgan, W. C. Morris, L. Rell, P. 
Morris. 

Chapel Hill— C. B Morris, J. C. England, 

Mt. Creek -A L RacneiyV. B Hyddr, H M Raoker. 

Harmouy Grove — G. M Waltou. 

Dysartsville, Marioa, Roaud Kaab, Ratherfordton and Stone 
Mountain represented by letter. 

Camp Creek, Old Fort, Tryon, Turkey: Cove and Walnut Grove 
not represented. * 

The election of permanent officers being in order; on motion, the. 
clerk was instructed to cast the ballot of the association for D. J. Hunt 
for Moderator. R. Ledbetter was instructed to cast the ballot for Z. ., 
T. Whiteside for clerk. The election of treasurer was postponed. 

Delegates from Bills Creek, Rock Spring and Cane Creek whose 
letters had not arrived were seated in the association. 

Called for applications to join this body, Hickory Grove church made 
application for membership. Elbert Jackson, E. Buchanan aud B. M. 
Hamrick were appointed to examine the Articles of Faith of said 
church. Called for messengers from other associations, and J. L. Mc- 
Carson of the Carolina association, aud B. M. Hamrick of the Sandy 
Run, were welcomed and seated. 

The following committees announced by the Moderator: 

Digest of Letters— R. Ledbetter, A. W. Gilliam, W. N. S. Rol- 
lins. 

Auditing Committee— A. L. Rucker, R. Ledecter, W. N. S. 
Rollins. 

State of Religion— S. A. Bridges, T. M. Ruppe, J. L. Jackson. 

State Missions— J. M. Gibson, L. T. Rollini, Edgar Logan, 

Home Missions— D. C. Britt, Z. V. Hudgins, W. M. Nanney. 

Foreign Missions— C. B. Justice, Miuter Nauny, N. J. Mills, 
Wm. Logan. 

Temperance — M. M. Landrum, B. M. Hamrick, H. K. Com, John 
Hill. 

Education — C. B. Justice, J. J. Lambright, B. B. .Jackson. 

Sunday Schools— A. P. Sorrells, G. Nanney, J. T. Ross. 

Woman's Work— A. P. Sorrels, A. L. Rucker, R. P. Morris. 

Deceased Ministers— G. M. Walton, O. W. Roberson. 

Periodicals— A. L. Rucker, H. P. Arledge, J. G. Raburn. 

On Finance — R. Ledbetter, J. A. Rucker, W. N. S. Rollins. 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 5 

On Nominations —A. P. Nauuey. A. W. Gilliam, R. P. Morris. 

Aged Miuisters— E. tfuchauau, W. M. Gibbs. 

On Time and Place — J M. Gibson, W. M Nanuey, J. A. Rucker. 

On morion adjourned to meet at 9 A. M. tomorrow. Hymu: 
There is a fountain filled with blood." Beuediction by B. M. Hani- 
ck. 

Friday Morning Session* 

The association met at 9:30 for devotion. It was conducted by 
A. Bridges, prayer by J. M. Walker. 

The committee on the Articles of Faith of Hickory Grove charch 
iud them satisfactory and recommend its admission as a member of 
f this body. It was received and the delegates were enrolled and 
3ated. 

R. Ledbetter was unanimously elected treasurer of the associa- 
lo'i. J. M. Walker of Spartanburg association was recoguized and 
[relcomed to a seat. 

Report On Temperance. 

The report was read by the moderator aud discussed by B. M. 
Bmrick, A. \V. William, J. M. Gibson. . I M. Walker. D. J. Hunt 
[lid others: We know that some good brethren take the position that 
io report, should be made to our association on this subject, but as ours 
i as not yet said so, here we are as usual. We first give scriptures on 
he subject Prov. 20:1 Wine is a mocker &c. Strong drink is raging 
cc Prov. 23:29-32 verse. Who hath woe &c. Look not thou upon the 
rine &c. At the last it biteth like a serpent and stingeth like an ad- 
ler. Again Paul to Galatiaus 5:15 to 25 also 6:7-8. Sow to the flesh 
fcc. Let all read these, as I think these will suffice for any child of 
fod Talk of a Christaiu (Baptist) beiug guilty of drinking to excess 
audi less in a liquor shop with the world, is preposterous, what in- 
laeuce can such have over sinners We believe the habitual use of 
itoxicating liquors is the gr >atest single evil in the world today. 
Var, pestilence, aud famine destroy thousands, drink tens of thons- 
nds No one observant of its effect in destruction on the human race 
iat has witnessed its baneful effects. There are in every christian two 
orces at work that destroy each other, the flesh and spirit, and we are 
aastered by one or the other. The works of the flesh do not all ap- 
ifear at the sirne time in any one man, but they are an evil lot to be 
are, and so destructive. In the List we find "druukeuess", sometimes 
Birches retain drunkards in their memberships who have no place 
ii God's Kingdom We should deal with such lovingly, but. firmly, 
ositively aud deoidelv, but give chem to kuow none of it with us. 
Joltivate "fruits of the Spirit." If these "fruits" beiu the man, his, 
vorks are sure to be for good ''Against such there is no law " Let 
Ids Spirit h ive s vay in your heart Let us remember too that Spirit- 



6 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

life in us is an active principle, it is in our lives, everybody's lives ] 
alive we show it by our activities, as well be de.id, as totally inactiv 
tor good, those whose actions are as described in verse 19 of 5th Ohaj 
quoted &c are simply deceiving themselves, and many think they aij 
deceiving God, but God is not deceived, the churches may be by pre 
fession. Oar law is "Spiritual." What we sow we reap. "What 
wheat." Tares are tares If a mau sows in youth, or manhood, i 
age, "wild Oats" he will as surely reap wild oats. No matter wha 
vou profess, if actions are evil, you reap evil results at harvest tiufcj 
If otherwise expected, you will b deceived. It is claimed that on<; 
hundred thousand die from its (liquor's) baneful affects in U. S. 
America every year. If it is so, in all the world, there would be over tw 
millions who die from it annually. About double all killed or who die 
in the whole of the Russo-Jap. war. More than a billion dollars ai 
spent in the United States alone for liquor annually. Oh ! that we coul 
turn this sum to Christianizing the world, Yet people must have it fy 
medicine. I believe myself it is as useful as such often as other remt 
dies, only so use it. Some for "Stomach's sake" then use it as Pax, 
said to Timothy, "a little," some for fear of "Snake bites," to this 
we reply, that there have been as many as 20 to 25 large Rattlers kil 
ed this season within a mile of the writer, and not a drop needed fc 
all this so far. Others because they want and like it, and herein Hi 
the trouble. We do not aik you to pass any resolutions, hut we do as 
all Baptists to take a position. Stand against it as other great evi| 
and talk and pray against it, and live up^to it as you talk and pra. 1 
What a^e we to do as to this question?. Our legal powers have faile 
so far to give what we wish. The church has so far failed. We I 
lieve it is a question for both to act over. lu conclusion, we belies 
there is an available power at hand that cau do more to control th 
evil than all yet tried — that is— that the good mothers, wives, sister 
daughters and sweet-hearts unite and orgauize solidly against it andd< 
termine it shall go, and with our help, with them, under God, I belie? 
it is doomed. God grant it. 

The report was adopted. 

MM. LAN DRUM, 
B. M. HAM RICK, 
H. K. CORN, 
JOHN HILL. 
Adjourned one hour for dinner; Beuediction by Elbert Jacksoi 

Afternoon Session. 

Songs: "Am I asodier of the oross." "Amazing grace," &c 
Prayer by the moderator, D. J. Hunt. 

A request came from Clear Creek church, asking: for a collectio 
to help them in removing a debt against Clear Creek Academy, 
cash collection was taken, amouutmg to $10.81. 



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Pledges were taken from the following churches, —Bethel $1 50, 
Bethlehem $2.00, Cherry Springs $2.00, Mt. Vernon $2.00, Mt. Creek 
2.00, Round Hill $5.00, Big Level, Chapel Hill, Columbus, Cooper's 
3-ap, Eureka, Halltown, Harmony Grove, Jesse's Grove, Mills Spring, 
feasant Hill, Whiteside Valley. Zion Hill, Mt. Pleasant, each $1.00. 
rom the following individuals: D. J. Hunt $2 00, B. P. Jackson $1 00, 
I W, Gilliam $1.00. 

Song: "What a friend we have in Jesus." 

Report On Aged Ministers 

• Was read by Wm. Gibbs, and on motion to adopt was discussed 
>y E. Buchanan, B. M. Hamrick, W. H. Gilliam The report is as 
ollows: We find that there are 24 aged ministers that are receiving 
leip from the associations, they have done a good work, we therefore 
equest each church to give one dollar, or as much more as each is able. 

Adopted. E. BUCHANAN. 

W. W. GIBBS, 

Pledges were taken for aged ministers as follows: Round Hill 
3 00, Mt. Creek $2 00, Harmony Grove paid 50 cents, Round Knob 50 
lents, Bethel, Bethlehem, Bills Creek, Chapel Hill, Clear Creek, Col- 
mbus. Eureka, Beulah, Cherry Spring, Big Level, Mills Spring, Mt. 
fiew, Mt. Vernon, Pieasaut Hill, Rook Spring, Macedonia, .Silver 
jreek, Whiteside Valley, Mt. Pleasant, Zion Hill, Coopers Gap, Pleas- 
mt Grove, each $1.00. 

Roport On Periodicals, 

This report was read by A. L. Rucker, and on motion to adopt 
vas discussed by A. L. Rucker, D. J. Huut, G. H. Walton, A. P. Sor- 
■els, J. M. Gibson. It is as follows: Among the varied agencies con- 
Lucive to Baptist growth and developement, the religious press has 
l wider iutiaence than any other. It stands as the defender of our 
:aith and as the conservator of all objects of our denominational work, 
)esides that of a news medium among the churches. 

The Biblical Recorder, for more thau seventy years the organ of 
Baptist «tate Convention, was never better, if ever so good as now. 

Charity and Children, oar Orphanage pap<^r is ably edited and 
ndispensible to those who would keep posted in reference to this great 
vork. 

The N, C, Baptist has won a unique place for itself as the champ- 
on of Temperance. Let all our brethren take one, two or three of 
;hese in the order named. 

To those who desire further Baptist papers, we recommend, The 
Foreign Mission Journal, The Home Field and The Skyland Baptist. 
Adopted. 

A. L. RUCKER, 
A. P. ARLEDGE, 
P. G. R A BURN, 

Committee. 






8 GREEN RIVEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

Report On State Of Religion. 

Was read by S. A. Bridges, and on motion to adopt, was dii 
cussed by A. P. Sorrels "Pure religion and undefiled before the Fath 
er is this to visit the fatherless and widows in thtir affliction aud keejj 
himself unspotted from the world." 

We are of the opinion that the State of Religion is tending up 
ward aud making some progress toward a higher standard. Broade] 
fields for work are opening up before us The Biole says as we hav<j 
opportunity, let us do good unto all men. The fields have never beeij 
broader, nor doors wider open than they now are. They are white 
Let us enter aud reap. The orphaus at Thomas ville are to be clothed: 
fed, and trained in the Ohristain duties. 

Adopted. 

S. A. BRIDGES. 
T M. RUPPE, 
J. L JACKSON. 

On motion, adjourned to meet at 9 A. M tomorrow. 

Song: "Alas and did my Savior bleed." 

Benedictiou by S. A. Bridges. 

Saturday, Morning Session, 9:30. 

The association met for devotional services, conducted by B. | 
Hamrick, prayer by B. P. Jackson, aud E. Buchanan. 

The minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 

Digest Of Letters. 

A report on Digest of Letters was read bv A. W. Gilliam and 
adopted. Thirty-one churches are represented at this association 

19 report 205 additions by baptism, Deiug a gain of 54 over the 
42 churches reporting last year. 21 churches report Sunday Schools 
with 153 teachers and 1346 scholars. 16 schools report 114 baptisms 
26 churches gave State Missions $129.85. 21 churches gave to Home 
Missions $77.23. 20 churches gave Foreign Missions $81.98. 27 churches 
gave to the Orphanage $133.29. 5 churches report $48.46 given ro th* 
poor. 8 churches $606.30 for building and repairing. 3 churches re- 
port $7.03 for relief of Aged Ministers. 4 churches to Round Hill aud 
Clear Creek Schools $65.49. 11 churches for other objects $97.44. 

The Woman's Missionary Societies report to State Missions $23.- 
57, Home Missions $23.98, Foreign $40.15, Orphanage $6.34 4 Sunday 
Schools gave the Orphanage $38.20. 

A W. GILLIAM. 
R. LEDBETTER. 
W . N. S. ROLLINS. 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



Report On Deceased Ministers* 

This report was read by G, M. Walton and adopted. 

As far as we the committee can ascertain the Lord in his good- 
juess and mercy has spared the lives of our dear ministers through an- 
other year. Then let us ask the Lord that their lives may be spared 
I a good old age, that they may continue to declare to us the whole 
ounsel of truth Then may we honor them by being in our proper 
[laces at our conference meetings. May we never fail to hold up their 
lauds, while they live. 

G. M. WALTON. 
O. W. ROBERSON. 

Resolutions iu regard to a charge in the order of business were 
ead by A L. Rucker, and defered to this afternoon. 

On motion it was ordered that the reports be received as they 
hall be presented. 

Report On Woman's Work* 

This was read by A P. Sjcrels, and discussed by himself and D. 
I Hunt. The Baptist State Convention, for 26 years, has eucourag- 
|d this work. We have more than seven hundred Woman's Societies in 
^ie State. Contributions more than 16,500 last year. Six Societies 
lepreseuted in Woman's Missionary Union. The churches in which 
hese Societies are organized contributed $1095; 56 for Missions, Or- 
phans and Education. 

The other thirty-four churches contributed $643 34 to those ob- 
ects. Thus we see that 34 churches gave 1-3 of the amount, 6 church- 
is 2-3 of the amount. Why this great ratio? Information. From 
Hat source did this information come? Largely through the in- 
luence of the Mission Societies. The Societies should think wisely 
md earnestly, before they decide to hold their annual meetings separ- 
ate and apart from the association. We recommend that all pastors 
tucourage the organizations of Mission Societies. And that all availa- 
>le information as to where Mission work is needed to be given. Also 
that Scriptural teaching be taught on this subject. 

Adopted. 

A. P. SORRELLS, 
A. L. RUCKER. 

Home Missions* 

Home Missions were discussed by J. M. Walker, D. J. Hunt, 
N. M. Gilli*m and adopted. (See Appendix.) 

Song: "All hail the power of Jesus' name." 

A motion was made to add at least 10 per cent to church pled- 
to State, Home, Foreign Missions and Orphanage. Also that 
hese pledges be taken all at the same time. (See pledges ) 



10 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



The Report On Orphanag. 

Was discussed by G. 1VL Walton, J. Jackson, S. A. Bridges, I 
Jackson, B. M. Hamrick and adopted. 

The first Orphan was received into our Orphanage at Thomasvillt 
in November 1885. The number now cared for is 300. They are pre 
vided for on a system that reproduces as nearly as possible the cond 
tions of home and family combined with the best school opportunities;! 
During these tweuty years the Orphaua^e plant has grow ii to be wort'! 
$160,000. The monthly cost of the maintainance and schooling 
each Orphau is only $5.00. The demand upon the Institution increaf! 
es as fast as it enlarges. The Orphanage is dependent upon the liberal 
ty of the Baptists of North Carolina. We beg to suggest that all o* 
churches make an increase of 25 per cent on pledges for this purpose; 
The beneficient influence of this Institution is not all exhausted up 
on the cnildren it homes and educates. It is educating the peop/j 
who stand out side and back of it. 
, r A collection was taken for the Orphanage amounting to $5 31:, 

Song: "Alas and did mv Savior bleed" 
. Adjourned for one hour; benediction by Elbert Jackson. . 

Saturday Afternoon Session. ' 

Songs: "There is a beautiful land" &c; "O happy day" <&( 

Prayer by A. W. Gilliam. , ; ; 

Song: "Am I a Soldier of the Cross;" 

Pledges were taken for State, Home, Foreign Missions and Oi 
phanage. Thanks were rendered to God for the increased pledges foil 
these objects by B. M. Hamrick. 

State Missions. 

State Missions, on motion, were discussed by A. P. Sorretls an 
was adopted. (See Appendix. ) 

A report of the Trustees of Round Hill Academv was read bv A 
L. Rucker, and on motion to adopt, was discussed by himself an 
A. W. Gilliam and deferred for futher discussion at 10 o'cloe! 
tomorrow (See Appendix) for report. 

Foreign Missions. 

Foreigh Missions on motion, were discussed by G. .VI. Waltotjj 
W. M. Gilliam, A. W. Gilliam, D. J, Huut and adopted. (See Appeujj 
dix.) 

The Committee On Time And Place. 
Recommend that the next Session of the body be held will 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 11 

(Pleasant Grove church nine miles Northwest of Rutherfordton, C. 
B. Justice ; to- preach introductory sermon, A. P. Sorrels, Alternate 
Adopted. I. GIBSON, 

W. M. NANNEY. 
J. A RUCKER. 

Committee On Nominations* 

1. Delegates to State Baptist Convention, O. B. Justice and W. 
5. Morton. 

2. Delegates to Southern Baptist Convention, D. J. Hunt and 
1 B Justice ' ''■ 

3. Trustees for Round Hill Academy, S. A. Bridges and Lee 
M orris i ' y: " ! /' - 

Board of Missions and Sunday Schools, 

C. B. Justice, Chairman, A. L. Grayson, Amos Harriil, J.-'L. 
aylor, R; P. Geer, D. J. Hunt and the clerk of each church. 

Adopted. A. P. NANNEY, 

R. P. MORRIS, 
A. W. GILLIAM. 



Resolution of Thanks. 

Resolve!, Tiiat this body return its thanks to the Cooper's Gap 
church and neigh boring citizens for the hospitality that they hatfe 
shown. * 

Adopted. J. R. WHITESIDE. 

Whereas, In the judgment of this body much valuable time is 
lost in the reading of the church letters auuually seat up ; to this Asso* 
ciation, thereby delaying the organization and the soeedy dispatch of 
business, and to dispense with such reading, except for the enrollment 
of accredited messengers; 

Resolved First, That a standing committee to be composed of 
the Clerk, the Moderator and the Treasurer of the preceding session, 
to be known as the "Commute on Organization" is hereby created. 

Second. That it shall be the duty of the Clerk, who shall be ex- 
officio chairman of said committee, to prepare a digest of these letters 
and have ready for approval at the opening of each anuual session. 

Third.* That the Cierks of the various churches be earnestly 
requested to forward by mail or otherwise, at least one week in ad- 
vance of each annual meeting, the various church letters to the Clerk 
of this Association for the purposes named iu resolutions one and two. 

Fourth. That the Order of Business as now published be amend- 
ed by iusertiug as section (1) one "Hear report of Standing Committee 
on Organization;" as section (2) two, "Organize by the election of a 
Moderator, a Clerk and a Treasurer," and that the subsequent articles 



12 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

of said order of business be numbered consecutively. 

Adopted unanimously. A. L RUOKER. 

Song: "Jesus lover of my soul." 

Prayer and benediction by J. R. Whiteside. 

Sunday Morning* 

Devotional exercises were conducted by R. L. Limerick, o 
King's Mountain. 

Song: "Gome Holy Spirit " 

R. L. Limerick was recognized. 

Ordered that the Olerk receive and enroll the church letters no 
yet received. 

Report on Sunday Schools was read by A. P. Sorrels as follows 
"Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy." "Search the Scripture* 
—they testify of me." "In Him was life, and the life was the light o: 
men." "He that belie veth on me has eternal liie." 

Eternal life is the subject. Christ is the source from which i| 
comes. The Scriptures tell us how to obtain it The Suuday School 
is where we aid the young and old in learning about it. 

1. We mast learn the need of eternal life. 

2 We must learn how aud when to obtain it. 

3. We must learn how to cultivate eternal life. 

We are thankful to have Sunday Schools in all our churches. The 
superintendents and teachers are doing a noble work. The Lord is 
blessing their labors in the conversion of many souls, and in the culti- 
vation of their Christian characters. H. C. Moore, the Sunday School 
Secretary of the State Convention, is doiug a grand work in training 
leaders and stimulating the work. We would emphasize his plan ofi 
"Bible by hearts," and urge our Sunday Schools to adopt it. 

Three things in our Sunday Schools require wisdom and tact, 
viz: Music, teaching the Bible, and applying the lesson. 

We need in our Association two inen to do Sunday School mis- 
sion work, not to organize new schools, but to improve the teaching! 
ability of Sunday School workers, and to quicken the work in general! 
among cnurch members. 

Our fifth Sunday meetings should not be neglected. Sunday! 
School workers may gain strength by contact. We should not try 
to make them like au Association, but a means of gaiuiug Bible know- 
ledge and improving methods of Bible teaching. 

"Ye shall know the truth (Cnrist) and He shall make voa free I 
On motion to adopt was discussed by A. P. Sorrels, W. M Gil- 
liam, G. M. Walton, aud adopted. 

A. P. SORRELS, 
G. NANNEY. 
The motion was renewed to discuss education, but it was lost 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 13 



I watir of time. (See Appendix.) 

Song: "Brethren, we have met; to worship. " 
Prayer by Z. T. Whiteside and J. M. Walker. 
Song: ".VI v heavenly home is bright and fair." 
Sermon by D. J. Hunt Text. Isa53:l. 
Collection for Foreign Missions, $5.04. 

On motion a committee, J. M. Walker, A. P. Sorrels and Z. T. 
fhiteside. were appointed to draw resolutions of sympathy for our 
=sar Bro. C. B. Justice in the loss of his dear wife. (See Appendix.) 

The Finance Committee reports $39.72 sent up by the churches 
r minutes; and recommend that the Clerk have $8 00 for his services 
id that he expend the balance for purchase of minutes and associa- 
Diial blank church letters. Report approved. 

R. LEDBETTER, 
W. N. S. ROLLINS, 
J. A. RUCKER, 

Committee 

Resolutions of Sympathy and Appreciation. 

Whereas, God in His all wise Providence has seen fit to call from 
lis world of sorrow to a world of happiness the wife of our beloved 
rother, C. B. Justice; and 

Whereas, Because of the inclemency of the weather his much de- 
red presence was denied us at this session of the Association; there- 
ire be it 

Resolved, 1. That we extend to him our sympathy and love. 
Resolved, 2 That we pray that Cod's richest blessings may rest 
pon him in Ids sad bereavement. 

Resolved, 3 That we hereby express our grateful appreciation 
:' his continued services to this Association during the past forty 
ears. 

J. M. WALKER, 
Z. T. WHITESIDE, 
A. P. SORRELS. 

Committee. 
Closing prayer aud benediction bv B. M. Hamrick. 
When the Association adjourned to meet with the church at 
leasant Grove, nine miles northwest of Rutherfordton, on Thursday 
jfore the first Lord's day in October, 1907. 

D. J. HUNT, 
Moderator. 
T WHITESIDE, 
Clerk. 

Note. 

Church Clerks will please note important changes in Order of 
nsiness as given on preceding pages of the minutes, aud forward let- 
rs as therein directed to my address at Uree, N. C. 

Z. T WHITESIDE, 

Clerk. 



14 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



CONSTITUTION. 



This Association shall be known as the Green River Bapti 
'Association, and shall be composed of Baptist churches whose articl 
of faith and constitutions are in harmony with those of the Associ 
tion. 

Each church shall be allowed a representation of two delegate 
in addition to their regular ordained ministers, and every church 
over fifty members shall be allowed one adiitional delegate for ever 
fifty additional members. 

The primary objects of the Association shall b? to encourage an 
support Wake Forest College, to educate young men called of God t 
the ministry and approved by the churches to which thev belong 
encourage education amoug the people of the State; to support th 
Gospel in the destitute portions of the State and of the Southern Baj 
tist Convention; to send the Gospel to the nations that have it not; I 
encourage the distribution and study of the Bible and a sound religiou 
literature; to assist Baptist churches in the erection of houses of woi 
ship ; to encourage the proper care of indigent orphan children an 
destitute and aged ministers of the Gospel ; to encourage the orgauiza 
tion and support of Baptist Sunday Schools, and to co-operate with th 
Baptist State Convention in all its departments of labor, 

This Association shall meetauuually on Thursday before the firs 
Sabbath in October. | 

The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator, Clerk au<j 
Treasurer, who shall be elected by the Association, and continue ill 
office until their successors are elected. 

The Moderator shall preside, or fill the chair, by calling some 
member of the body thereto, and enforce order in accordance wit I 
M ell's Parliamentary Practice. 

The Clerk shall record the proceedings, conduct the correspon 
dence, and publish and distribute the Minutes. 

The Treasurer shall receive all funds contributed by the churchn 
or„ individuals to the objects of the Association, receipting the contri- 
butors for the same, and forward all contributions to their proper des- 
tination, and make a full report of all receipts and disbursements to 
the Association at its annual sessions, aud on retiring from his office 
turn over to his successor all moneys, papers aud books belonging 
thereto. 

There shall be appointed by the Association at each sessiou a 
Board of Missions aud Sunday Schools, consisting of oue member froiai 
each church belonging to the Association and several other Urethral 
living in Rutherfordton or its immediate vicinity, five of 'whom s!> vM 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 15 

nstitute a quorum, which, daring the intervals between the meet- 
gs of the Associatiou, shall have charge of the various interests and 
jects fostered by the Association, and snail encourage the churches 
give liberally thereto; and shall make a full report of its work, in- 
ldiug such suggestions relative thereto as it may thiuk advisable, to 
e Associatiou at its annual sessions. 

The President, or in case of his death or disqualification, auy 
ree members of the Board may call a meeting thereof. 

This constitution may be changed or amended at any annual 
ssiou by two- thirds of the representatives voting in the affirmative. 

Association Covenant. 

Article 1. We believe in one oulv and true Got, and that there 
three Persons in the Godhead -the Father, the Son and Holy 
host, and these are one in Substance, and equal in power aud glory. 

Article 2. We believe the scriptures of the Old and New Tes- 
meuts are the Word of God, and chd o:iiy rule of faith and prac- 
ce. 

Article 3. We believe in the doctrine of original sin. 

Article 4. We believe in man's impotency to recover himself 
otu the fallen state he is in by his own free will and ability. 

Article 5. We believe that siuuers are justified in the sight of 
od only through the impute 1 rigiiteousuess of Jesus Christ. 

Article 6 We believe the saints shall preserve in grace, and that 
iey never shall finally fall away. 

Article 7. We believe that Baptism aud the Lord's Supper are 
■finances instituted bv Christ and the true believers are the only 
•oper subjects thereof. 

Article 8 We bilieve that immersion is the only Scriptural 
ode of baptism. 

Article 9 We believe that no person has a right to adminis- 
r the ordinances but such as are regularly called aud qualified 
lereto. 

Article 10. We believe in the resurrection of the dead, and a 
meral judgment; that the punishment of the wicked shall be ever- 
stiug, and the joys of the righteous eternal. 

Article 11. We, the members of the Green River Baptist Asso- 
ition, agreeing to the above Articles of Faith, do, for and in behalf 
the churches which we represeut, covenant and agree and give our- 
Ives up to each other in church aud Christian fellowship, in order to 
iep up the unity of the spirit in the bonds of peace, and to assist each 
her in all matters of distress and to pray for each other's prosperity. 



16 GREEN RIVEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



ORDER OF BUSINESS. 



1. Hear report of Standing Committee on Organization. 

2. Organize by the election of a Moderator, a Clerk and Trei| 
surer. 

3. Fix time of meeting and adjournment. 

4. Call for messengers present without letters from thei 
churches. 

o. Call for application for membership in this body. 

6. Appoint committees on Preaching and Finance. 

7. Recognize, in their official capacity, any preseut who maj 
represent general denominational interest. 

8. Call for correspondents, renewing the call at the opening o 
each morning session. 

9. Appoint committees on State of Religion, State, Home auc 
Foreign Missions, Sabbath Schools, Temperance, Education, Orphan 
age, Deceased Ministers, Aged Ministers, Nominations State auc 
Southern Conventions, Place and Introductory Sermon of next Sessiou 
Periodicals, etc., urging reports as soon as possible. 

10. Miscellaneous business. 

11. Ordered: That this Association, at this session, 1894, ap 
point a suitable man as Historian, whose busiuess it shall be to collect 
such facts as he may be able to do, in reference to our church aud as 
sociational history, and report the same annually, until the same shall 
have been completed. 

12. Give an opportunity to preseut the claims of Foreign. Home, 
State Missions and Orphanage, with auv other general interest sup- 
ported by this body. 

13. Fix time and place of next meeting, aud appoint the intro- 
ductory preacher aud alternate, also minister to preach the missionary 
sermon. 

14. Arrange general (or union) meetings. 

15. Appoint correspondents to other bodies. 

16. Call for reports of committees. 

17. Elect delegates to State and Southern Baptist Conventions. 

18. Elect Executive Board, provided for in Constitution 

19. Arrange for printing,distributing Minutes,and paying Clerk. 

20. Adjourn. 



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APPENDIX. 



Foreign Missions. 

In giving: the Gospel to the world the Lord's people are only 
sarryingout the Lord's instructions, and His purpose in the organiza- 
iou of His churches. That it is His will that this should be done is 
jvident from his last command: "Go ye into all the world and preach 
he Gospel to every creature," or as it is rendered by another one of 
he Evangelists: "Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing 
hem, etc " The Gospel is the power of God unto salvation, and is in- 
ended lor all nafious, and is adapted to all their needs. 

The preaching of it is intrusted, not to angels nor the people in 
;eneral, but to a select class chosen out of the world, and who know, 
>y personal experience, had in their own conviction, regeneration and 
lifer life in the service of (rod, its worth and value as the Gospel of 
heir salvation, and who have it, knowing its power and adaptability 
lo the needs of the people, will guard it with care, protect it in its 
mrity, and give it in its simplicity to the world. 

We are not only called by the "Word" to give the Gospel to the 
vorld, but the Lord emphasizes the call. 

First. By opening the way by which the work can be reached. 
)ue hundred years ago the doors of all the Pagan and Papal countries 
vere closed against the Bible and the missionary, while now every na- 
ion has thrown open its doors and the missionary, with the Bible, 
nay enter and preach the Gospel freely. 

Second. By the enlargement of the work. Formerly the mis- 
ionary was confined to the seaport towns and cities, while now they 
ire pressing into the interior, and multitudes who have never heard 
he Gospel are bearing the old, old story of Jesus and his love-. 

Again, we are called to greater and more earnest efforts in the 
prosecution of this work by the Lord calling multitudes of men and 
fvomen to go as teachers and preachers to the rescue of the perishing. 
q tin- beginning of the modern missionary movement the Lord Only 
sailed one here and there, while now He is calling them by the hun- 
Ireds. Furthermore, by the revolutionizing of these nations. 

In additon to all these, we would call your attention to the grati- 
ying iucrease in the number of baptisms as appears by comparing the 
lumber oaptised in Southern China, before Dr Graves went there fifty 
ears ago, and the number baptised since. When he entered Canton 
n 185b' he found only one convert connected with our mission, and he 
Liid Goillard and wife formed the one little Canton church; now we 
lave nearlv 2800 members organized into fifteen churches Then in 
.11 China there were only 600 members connected with all the Protes- 
aut churches, now there are about 120,000. Then the work was con- 



18 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

fined to the suburbs of Canton city, where we had an upstairs room ( 
a narrow street as our only preaching place. Now thirteen out of fi 
teen of our churches own their own meeting houses, and we ha 1 
forty-three out-stations with their chapels, and twelve ordained pasto 
and thirty-two unordained native assistant preachers, and ten Bib 
women. Instead of one little chapel in the suburbs of the city, 
now cover a territory of 500 miles from east to west, by 200 from nor! 
to south. 

Instead of preaching in one language, our missionaries preach 
three. Last year there were baptized into the fellowship of the church 
on this field 387 converts, and the native Christians gave over $400 fi 
Christian work- In 1856 we had two missionaries, Bro Gollard an 
wife, now we have on this fieid twenty-two missionaries with othe 
under appointment. We have also a well furnished hospital and sta 
of four doctors, and two stations. 

We also have a China Baptist Publication Society, which issu« 
some 200,000 books and tracts last year. Many of them were Ne 
Testaments, 1^,000 of one size and 5,000 of another. All this is theli 
of one man. 

What is true in this mission field is very largely true in the Cei 
tral and North China mission field as well as most, if not all of oi 
foreign mission fields. Last year the missionaries sent out by tl 
F. M. Board of the Southern Baptist Convention reported 2,000 ba] 
tisms in the different fields. 

Truly the Kingdom of God is coming. 

C. B. JUSTICE, Chairman. 

An Appeal for Home Missions* 

Dear Brothers and Sisters of Green River Association: 

Every object fostered by our Association is God-given. He d 
pects us to care for the work committed to us. Will we not do our di 
ty? I believe we will. Let every church get a liberal contribute 
from every member to every object of the Associational work. 

The work is great. Everybody may have a part in every depar 
ment of the work. It is our work. I am a part of God's great plai 
and so are you. Shall my part of the work fail? God forbid. I ai 
resolved under God that it shall not fail. "All power is given unt 
me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore and teach all nations— 1 
I am with you." 

Begin where you are— begin now. Pray more earnestly, pi 
more, work mora, and expect more. 

The Home Board appointed me Associational Vice President. 

We ask, 1. That every Association raise $100 and forward it I 
Home Board before Christmas. 

2. That every church appoint an agent for New Home Fielr 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 19 

)rice 25c. 

3. Write as for tracts aud leaflets. Address D. B. Gray, At- 
anta. Ga. 

Let us do Home Mission Work, because: 

1. It is a debt we owe our own people. 

2. It is a debt we owe the strangers within our gates. 

3. Our destiny as a missionary nation constrains us to do it. 
"If America fails the work fails." 
"It is ours to be either the grave in which the hopes of the world 

ihall be entombed, or the pillar of cloud that shall pilot the race on- 
ward. " "The United States of to-day is the mountain top of hopes to 
|nany nations. ' ' 

4. Let us do it as a work of love and of sacrifice to Him who 
oved us. 

Let us go up at once and possess the land "God is our refuge 
j«id strength . " "Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our 
iins in His own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto Christ 
knd his Father; to him be glory and dominion forever and ever, 
^men." 

D. J. HUNT, Moderator. 

Home Mission Report. 

Our mission work is best understood when we speak of it as be- 
longing to Home, Foreign or State Missions, for so we have for so many 
/ears classified our work of saving the world rrom sin and eternal 
lleath. To report our Home Missions means to write up the facts about 
jow God's people have behaved themselves, to write our human char- 
acter and human conduct at its best, enlightened by divine life and 
|ight, doing what they can jointly to shape and mould into the like- 
ness of God and into the liberty of God's Son all mankind living with- 
in the confines of a specified territory, called "Home Field," or "Home 
Mission Territory," it means to tell about the activities of God and 
aian to save men, and it means also to tell of the use of all other means 
for this great end 

Where is the territory in which Home Mission work is done? 
phe Isle of Pines and Cuba, where we speut last year (1905-1906) $20,- 
teU 62. This amount includes what was spent in Panama. The desti- 
tute sections of Texas constitute a part of our territory Oklahoma, 
[ndian Territory and also the great frontier —such as large cities along 
he sea coast, from Baltimore to San Francisco. The field includes 
Western Georgia. North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia 
^.nd Mississippi Much effort aud money are put forth to meet the in- 
flux of the many thousands who are pouring into our Southern cities 
iach year. These we must save, or they will force their faith, tenets and 
^ogmas into the social and religious life of the future Southerners. Our 



20 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



field for Home Mission endeavor no longer lies in territory to be marl 
ed out by geographical lines, nor social lines shown by men; bi 
within the past year evangelism has taken high place and now wherev< 
there is a lost soul within our border, that soul is the field for Hon 
Mission work. So much for territory. 

But what is the cost — what do Southern Baptists give for Horn 
Mission work? I answer, $190,131.50 each year now. This amount 
spent in paying expenses of the State's work wliere it is raised, I 
employment of Missionaries and buildmg churches wherever needecj 
It is used also in support of men to supply weak churches in importai 
and strategic places, to aid our mountain schools and for maintain™ 
an evangelistic movement looking towards supplying weak chare! 
in important centers with the best evangelical Gospel preachers avail* 
ble. Until last year $10,000 per year was spent among the negroes. 

What of the result? The table of statistics of the Home Boar 
last year shows 838 missionaries on the field, 2,617 churches organize*)! 
12,630 baptisms. There are 28 missionaries in Gab*, Isle of Pities an 
Panama. 

These are some of the visible results. What reflex influence; 
have and will set in, who can tell? Who will dare try? 
Respectfully submitted, 



D. O. BRITT. 



Report on Education. 



BY C. B JUSTICE 

Having been asked by the Moderator to prepare a report o 
education to be published in the Minutes of the Association, I submi 
the following written by Rev. O. A. S. D wight, which it seems to vk 
meets the present conditions as well as anything I could write, as 
deals very largely and conclusively with the religious side of edncs 
tion: 

Knowledge without religion is a blind giant. Knowledge is cei 
tainly power. It always has been, always will be power -of a certai 
massy, meaningless kind. The individual who knows, whether hi 
environment be a primitive civilization or this twentieth century agt 
is a man to reckon with. The man who first knew how to make a ston 
axe instead of a wooden bludgeon, or who substituted iron for stone 
was a power in his generation— a kind of rude mechanical giant. Petii 
haps he did not understand what to do with his stone or iron axe-pei 
haps he split his neighbors skull open with it -but in his day he was 
man to be reckoned with, or to be dreaded, because he knew. 

But education apart from religion does not really educate | 
gives power, but it gives it to blind men. It is force without an iusighl 
a plan, an intent, a significance. It misses the teleological implication 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 21 

all existence aud all energy. It accomplishes certain effects, but not 
le best effects Religion and more specifically the Christian religion, 
ves the giant minds, the intellectual Anakim, sight and direction, 
he snpremest folly of the day is the laborious attempt of so-called 
locators to make the mind cunning without makiug the heart wise, 
i polish manners without improving morals, to elaborate the mechan- 
s of "culture" without supplying the spirit which will inform and 
npower the academic organism, and translate character into con- 
icf. 

Be a giant if you can, but make sure that your sight develops 
ith your stature. Be a godly Goliath. Give your heart to God while 
xi give your mind to Plato, Aesculapius, Archimedes, or Copernicus, 
ay all knowledge under tribute so far as the sweep of your power ex- 
nds, but make sure that above all and witnali you become possessed 

that spiritual wisdom, that is from above, pure, peaceable, gentle 
%sy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality 
id without hypocrisy, whose effects is righteousness and good works. 



22 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



Treasurer's Annual Report for Round Hill Academy for t 
Year Ending May 2nd, J906. 

To books and postage $ 2 30 

" Publishing catalogues . 25.15 

"Wood . 31.00 

44 Curtains for stage ... . 4.00 

' ' Window glass 2.00 

44 Cash paid on library 23.80 

" Cash to Rev G. B. Pruett for campaign work. . 7.60 

44 Lumber, nails and work on Academy 4 00 

44 Interest on notes 39.39 

" Freight on box furnishings for dormitory 3.50 

" Rev. D. J. Hunt on salary 310.00 

" Miss Erne Lynch on salary 285.00 

" Miss Ena Jones on salary. 285. 00 

" Miss Inez Field on salary 263 00 

Total expense $1,285.74 

By balance on tuition from last year $ 45. 

" Advertising in catalogue 9. 

" Cash from Rutherfordton Church 6. 

44 Box supper 9 

" Pay entertainment Christmas 16. 

44 Cash by Bro. Vance Lawing 1, 

" Rents on Dormitory 24 

44 Tuition collected 95 r < . 

44 Home Mission Board ... 200 

44 Refreshments at commencement 45 

44 Pay entertainment at commencement 45. 

Total receipts $1 329. 

By balance on hand $ 43. 

We received five boxes of furnishings for Young Ladies' Dorra 
tory from Mission Societies as follows: 

From Birmingham, Ala , one box valued at $60.< 

44 Fredericksburg, Va., box valued at. 50. < 

44 West Point, Va. , box valued at 10J 

Southerland, Va., box valued at 18 1 

44 Mullens, S. 0,, box valued at 5.1 

We received books from Mission Societies for Library as folio wi 

From Washington, D. C, one box valued at $60.( 

44 Atlanta, Ga. , box valued at 18.1 

The present outlook for the school is good— better than it hi 
been for three years. 

We have just bought for the Academy $88.00 worth of patei 
desks and have about one-half of money ou hand to pay for thern 
The balance of old debt on school property is $656 64. 
Amount received on desks as follows: Round Hill, $35. 0( 
Bethel, $6.40; Mt. Vernou, $3 05; Bethlehem ,$4. 09; Camp Creek, $3.0 

J D. MORRIS, 
Treas. Board Trustee 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



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REPORT OF FORMER TREASURER* 



CHURCHES. 


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2 05 


I 8 35 
5 70 


$ 7 50 
5 00 








$ 24 60 


Bethlehem 








10 70 


Big Level 




1 50 
1 00 




2 05 


Chapel Hill 


1 25 

3 50 

5 00 

3 00 

9 30 

21 40 

23 00 

5 00 

8 18 

54 45 

1 00 

125 00 

1 13 


2 00 

3 25 
5 00 

3 75 

7 77 
10 50 

13 00 
5 00 

4 45 

14 85 
1 00 

90 95 

Too 


"Yoo 


4 75 


bherry Spring 

Clear Creek 

Columbus. 

Mont ford's Cove . 


6 37 
12 51 
22 00 

5 00 

2 10 
25 16 

1 50 
80 00 

i 66 


12 75 

10 00 

5 75 


3 66 

10 45 
13 00 
10 00 

3 34 
35 69 

2 00 

60 00 

1 42 

4 07 

7 39 
50 






26 44 


Mountain Creek . 






54 86 


Mount Veruou 






70 00 


Pleasant Grove 






25 00 


Pleasant Hill 

^tound Hill 

Round Knob 


.4 53 




18 07 

134 68 

5 50 


Rutherfordton 

Silver Creek 

Stone Mountain . . . 


5 00 


4 50 


365 45 
1 43 
6 07 


Ziou Hill 






1 13 


Polk Co. S S Asso. 




7 39 




166 44 


1 00 
376 36 


1 00 
174 03 


2 50 


Total 








145 86 


12 03 


4 50 


$ 779 11 



Included in above amounts : 
W. M. S., Bethel, $1.75 S M. W. M. S., Montsford's Cove. $1.87 
S M. $4.00 F. M W. M. S , Mt. Vernon, $8.00 F .M $8.00 H. M. W. M. 
I , Pleasant Hill, $2.10 S. M. $8.18 F. M. $4 45 H. M $3.34 Orph, W. 
MS, Round Hill, $2.50 S. M. $4.85 H. M. S. S., Round Hill, $9.94 
Orph W. M. S., Rutherfordton, $12.55 S. M. $10.00 H. M. $7.00 H. 
M. 40.95: Box Home Missionary. Sunbeams, Rutherfordton, $6 50 
|. M. $5.00 F. M. $5 00 H M. S. S., Rutherfordton, $5.00 S. M. $5.00 
F M. $5 00 H. M. 35 Orph. $2.50 S. S. Mis. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. L GRAYSON, 

Former Treasurer. 
We have examined the above report and find that A. L. Grayson, 
Treasurer, has proper receipts for the amount of Seven Hundred, Sev- 
euty-niue 11-100 ($779 11) Dollars. 

W. N. S. ROLLINS, 
A L RTJCKER, 

Com. 



24 GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



Treasurers* Report* 

As Treasurer, elected at this session of the Green River Baptis 
Association, I have received for State Missions, $68. 00; Home Missions 
$26,09; Foreign Missions, $48 81; Baptist Orphanage, $83.84; Age] 
Ministers' Relief, $1.33. Total, $228.Q7 

Disbursed as follows : 

A. P. Sorrels, State Missions $ 36.0 

E. Buchanan, State Missions 25.0 

Walters Durham. Treas. Baptist S. Com. . 83. 1 

A. H. Averitt, Treas. Baptist Orphanage 83 8 

Total. $228.0 

Included in the above are the pledges of Rock Spring church fo 
the coming year as follows: State Missions, $4 00; Home Missions 
$2,00; Foreign Missions, $3.00: Baptist Orphanage, $3.00; Aged Mil. 
isters' Relief, 83c. Total, $12.83. 

R. LEDBETTER, Treas. 

We have examined above exhibit of R. Ledbetter, Associationa 

Treasurer, and find that he has proper receipts for the amounts die 

bursed from the parties named. 

W. N. S. ROLLINS, 
A. L. RUCKER, 

Aud. Com. 
Rutherfordton, N. 0., Oct. 29, 1906. 

To Church Treasurers. 

You are kindly requested to deposit to my credit anv funds tha 
may come into your hands with the Citizen's Bank of Rutherfordton 
and to notify me by postal card at the same time of the amounts so de 
posited and the objects for which they are intended. 

This instead of the old plan of sending contributions direct t( 
the Treasurer of the Baptist State Convention, and to the Treasurer oi 
the Baptist Orphanage will simplify matters and help me to keep my 
books straight. 

This request applies alike to Women's Missionary Societies. Bap 
tist Young People's Unions, Sunbeams, aud other benevolent agencies j 

Fraternally yours, 

R. LEDBETTER, 
Treas. Green River Asso. 
Nanney, N. C, Oct. 29, 1906. 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



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$54 50 


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2 50 


6 00 

2 00 
2 50 


7 00 
2 00 
2 50 


10 00 
2 00 
2 50 


1 00 
1 00 
1 00 


2 00 

"l'or 


33 00 


Beulah 


9 00 


Big Level 


12 00 


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5 00 


5 00 


5 00 


1 00 




16 00 


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2 25 


1 50 


3 25 


15 00 


1 00 


1 00 


24 00 


Cherrv Springs. 


5 00 


4 00 


3 00 


10 00 


1 00 


1 00 


24 00 


Clear Creek 


14 00 


6 00 


11 00 


12 00 


1 00 




44 00 


Coluuibus 


4 00 
3 00 


2 00 


1 70 


6 00 

1 75 


1 00 


1 00 
1 00 


15 70 


Cooper's Gap 


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Eureka 


4 00 


4 00 


4 00 


4 00 


1 00 


1 00 


18 00 


Hall Town 


1 50 


1 00 


1 00 


1 50 




1 00 


6 00 


Harm on v Grove 


5 00 


4 00 


5 00 


10 00 


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1 00 


25 50 


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3 50 


1 50 


2 50 




4 00 




1 00 


12 50 


Marion (*) 
















IMills Spring 


2 00 


2 00 


2 00 


4 00 


1 00 


1 00 


12 00 


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Mountain Creek 


20 00 


12 00 


20 00 


17 00 


2 00 


2 00 


73 00 


Mount Pleasant 


2 00 








1 00 
1 00 


1 00 
1 00 


2 00 


Mountain View 


1 00 


1 00 


2 00 


8 00 


Mount Vernon ... 


22 00 


6 00 


15 00 


15 00 


1 00 


2 00 


61 00 


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Pinev Knob 


2 00 

5 50 

10 00 


2 00 
5 50 
8 00 


2 00 
5 50 
8 00 


2 00 

ft 50 

10 00 






8 00 


Pleasant Grove 

Pleasant Hill 






22 00 


1 00 


1 00 


38 00 


Hook Spring 


4 00 


2 00 


3 00 


3 00 


1 00 




13 00 


Round Hill 


30 00 


30 00 


35 00 


30 00 


3 dp 


5 00 


133 00 


Ron nd Knob (*) 


1 25 


1 00 


1 00 


3 00 


50 




6 75 


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Silver Creek 


2 od 


2 20 


3 30 


3 30 


1 00 




12 30 


Stone Mountain (*) . 

■liny Vale (*) 

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1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


3 00 






6 00 








Turkey Cove (a) . . . . 


1 00 


1 00 


1 50 


2 00 






5 50 


Walnut Grove (a) ... 
Whiteside Vnllev 


1 00 
4 00 


1 00 
1 50 


1 00 

2 50 


2 00 
4 00 






5 00 


1 00 


1 00 


14 00 


Zion Hill 


3 00 


1 00 


1 00 


3 00 


1 00 


1 00 


10 00 


Mount Lebanon 
































Total 


178 00 


122 70 


167 25 


209 05 


25 00 


27 50 


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75 00 
25 00 
50 00 
40 00 
30 00 
42 03 
28 55 
30 00 

120 00 
60 00 
4160 
17 25 
9 25 
50 00 
25 00 
20 00 
47 88 

400 00 

100 00 
75 00 

100 00 




90 

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60 

146 

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170 

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185 

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118 

2 55 

130 

2 50 

82 

100 

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118 31 
90 50 
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54 71 

345 85 i 
30 75 
49 81, 
39 15i 

112 09 i 

155 45 
60 90 
45 30 i 

17 55 1 
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156 50 | 
28 25 ! 
22 93 

60 03 I 
1, 094 95 

100 76 
114 38 ! 
116 60 

18 50 

61 40 
24 65 

177 37 
3 10 

95 65 
130 50 

47 78 
185 61; 

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343 60 

64 07 
393 17 

20 40 

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17 25 


Bethlehem 


Beulah 






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Bills Creek 

Chapel Hill 

Cane Creek 

Cherry Springs 

Clear Creek 

Columbus 


300 00 






166 


512 

5 00 

24 39 

12 50 


50 
5 00 

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50 00 
17 00 


6 00 
5 00 


Cooper's Gap 

Dysartsville 

Eureka 






145 


2 25 


"ioooo 


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2 25 


Hall Town...- 

Harmony Grove . . . 

Hickory Grove 

Jesse's Grove 






2 33 
5 30 

40 00 


"5 45 


Macedonia 


100 

618 00 


5 50 

30 00 


Marion 


Mills Spring 

Monford's Cove 

Mt. Creek 


18 50 
'"i8 00 


"6 20 


12 78 
5 00 


6 40 
3 55 


Mt. Lebanon 


Mt. Pleasant 


48 00 

18 70 

100 00 




13 00 
150 

37 58 
2 60 

'2926 


'24 95 


Mt. View 


2 30 


165 
13 34 


Mt. Vernon 

Piney Knob 


Pleasant Grove 

Pleasant Hill 


75 00 
100 00 

46 60 

150 00 

9 20 

200 00 

63 25 

24 70 

25 00 
40 00 
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20 00 


Rock Spring 

Round Hill 










33 06 

2 50 

110 00 


" 6 10 


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25 00 


Stone Mountain . . . 


' 367 47 








Sunny Vale 

Whiteside Valley. . 
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4 00 












2 50 


63 81 








Totals 


2,401 16 


1,492 27 


130 00 


H75 98 


37 0714.500 29 


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1210 

10 00 

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2 00 

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17 15 

2 00 

10 55 

12 00 

5 00 

160 

16 31 

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34 00 

7 00 

6 75 

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32 30 

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39 93 
90 00 
14 75 
10 86 
3519 

19 00 

6 00 
3100 

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2 00 

9 00 

227 69 

2 45 

30 94 

65 36 

50 

38 60 

6 30 
70 00 

7 00 
26 00 

34 89 
2 00 

129 38 

5 50 
549 75 

20 75 

6 07 
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35 31 

8 38 


177 96 
124 50 
37 02 
6146 
350 85 
63 05 
54 81 

79 08 
202 09 
170 20 

7176 

80 49 
36 55 
15 75 

177 50 

29 75 

24 93 
69 03 

1 322 64 
103 21 
145 32 
18196 
19 00 
100 00 

30 95 
247 37 

1010 
12165 
165 39 

49 78 
314 99 

18 50 
893 35 

84 82 
399 24 

30 40 

76 01 

25 63 


1 000 00 
250 00 


2 50 






400 00 








1 000 00 


2 25 

3 00 


2 00 


175 




9 15 


500 00 
500 00 


7 20 

13 00 

2 75 


4 4-6 

5 00 
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2 00 
2 00 


1172 

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4 00 

4 00 
6 00 

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5 00 
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100 


400 00 

500 00 

1 500 00 


3 26 






500 00 


7 00 
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3 88 


750 00 


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3 00 


3 00 
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2 00 
5 00 

68 45 








1 00 


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37 44 

245 

7 77 
10 50 


' 2 00 
38 90 








72 90 




10 00 


3 00 1 00 
500 00 


6 37 


13 80 
29 90 


3 00 






600 00 


14 51 


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12 00 
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14 85 

100 

148 70 

2 00 

100 


55 00 

100 

170 00 

3 00 


30 00 

2 00 
95 00 

3 25 

4 07 
100 

3 00 

4 75 




4 53 


1 000 00 


124 05 
2 00 
1 00 


2 00 


10 00 
10 50 


3 500 00 
300 00 
500 00 








150 00 


5 75 
2 50 


121 


3 00 
1 13 




22 35 


700 00 
500 00 


355 94 


294 52 


435 70 


377 93 


67 40 105 31 


1 636 80 


6 137 09 


23550 00 



28 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



OFFICIAL CHURCH DIRECTORY, 



CI lurches 



Bethel. 

Bethlehem 

Ben I all . . 

Big Level 

Bills Creek. . 
("amp Creek (a) 
Cane Creek .... 
Chapel Hill .... 
Cherry Springs. 
Clear ("reek .... 

Columbus 

Cooper's (rap. . . 
Dvsarrsville . . . 

Eureka 

Hail Town 

Harmony Grove 
Hick or y Grove 
Jesse's Grove. . . 

Macedonia 

Marion 

Mill Spring 

Montford's Cove 

Mt. Creek 

Mt. Lebanon . . 
Mt Pleasant. 
Mountain View 

Mt Vernon 

Old Fort (*) ... 

Piny Knob 

Pleasant Grove. 
Pleasant Hill... 
R ck Spring. . . . 

Kound Hdl 

Rouud Knob. . . 
Rutherfordfon 
Silver Cr^ek .. 
Stone Mountain 
Sunny Vale ... 

Tryon (*) 

Turkev Cove (a) 
Walnut Grove(b 
Whiteside Vallv 
Zion Hill 



Pastors 



I) J. Hunt 

D J Hunt 

B P Jackson 
R P. Jackson 
R. M Hamrick. 
J M Walker . 
J. L, Maccarson 
A. P. Sorrels . 
A. P. Sorrels. . 
E. Buchanan. . . 
W W. Jones. . . 
B M Hamrick. 
B B. Harris. 
Z. T. Whiteside 
E Buchanan . . 
W L Haynes 
R. L Tate. ... 
A. P. Sorrels. . . 
B B Harris. . . 
W R. Morton . . 

T. J. Moss 

D. J. Hunt 

D J Hunt. 
.! . B Aried^e. . 
H R Freeman 
E!bert Jackson. 
W. E. Wilson . 



W L. Ha v nes.. 
W. D Harrill . 
B M Hamrick. 
R. L Limenek 
C B. Justice. 
E. Bucnanan... 
C B Justice... 
J M. Walker. . 
T. K Brown . . . 
S F. MoPeters. 
W. M .Ioups... 
J. R Wacaster. 
A P Sorrel-i . . 
H. R Freeman 
E Buchanan . . . 



Postoffices 



Union Mills. 



Mztf 



Rutherfordtou. . 

Columbus 

Horse j-siiow 

Garden City. . . . 



Ector 

Camoobello, S C 
Rutherford ton 

Demming 

Ayr 

Ector 

Gilkey 

Fingervile, S. C. 
Garden City. . . . 
Lysartsville. . . . 

Marion 

Forest City 

Union Mil's 



Saluda, . . . 
Fair View 

Bright 

Forest Citv . 



Gilkey 

Forest City 

Rutherfordtou . 

Nanney 

Rutherford ton . 

Ector 

Rutherfordtou . 
Rutherford ton . 
Black Mountain 
Garden City. . . . 
Oamnobello, S C 

Phenov 

Gard-m Cirv. . . . 

Fair View 

Fetor 



Clerks 



L A. Raburn . . 
A W. Gilliam . 
W. C. Champion 
O L. Wilson... 

Jas Frady 

B Biggerstaff . . 
M. A. Searcy. . . 
C. B. Morris. . . . 
O W. Robertson 
W. D. Lony . . . 
L. H Cloud.... 
J. B. Blauton. 
J. R Denton . . 
A. S. Whiteside 
J. B Lewis 
G. M. Walton.. 

A. L Pitman. . . 
Mrs. A. Good . . 

B. E. Watkins . 

B. B. Price 

J J. Lambrighr 
E. 8. Harris. . . . 
T. R. Flack .... 

W. C. Davis 

Z. V. Hudgins. . 
J. T. Jackson.. . 
L. T. Rollins. . . 
G. M. Keeter... 
J. T. Bland .... 
R. Led better. .. 

John Owens 

H.'M. Whiteside 

M. B. Koon 

H. S. Quinn. . . . 
T. C. Smith. ... 
H. P. Arledge.. 
E. M. Nanney. . 
J. P. Padgett. . . 
T. T. Ballenger 
W. W. Gouge.. 
W. W. Gouge. . 
Z. V Tavlor 

G. G. Pende*-- 
grass 



Postoffri 



Nealsvil 
Old Fort J 
Mills Spin 



Otter Creel 

Trio 

Bob . 
NealsviHe 
OUt* Fort N 
Old Fort I 
Columbus 
Turners . 
Dysartsvil! 
Ayr . . . 
Marion . 
Rocky Pad 
Landrum S| 
Busick 
NealsviHe 
Marion . . . 
Mills Sprit 
Union Mil 
Gilkey. .. 
Saluda ... 
Broad Rivf 
Walker. . . 
Bonnev. . . 
Old Fort., 
Rutherford 
Nanny. . 
M ack . . . 
Poplar Gro 
Union Mill 
Graphite w 
Rutherford 
Mill Spring 
Red top. 
Garden Cit 
Tryon SI] 
Armstro>t£ 
Armstrong 
Bob. ... 
Old Fori 



(*) 1903; (a) 1904; (l») 1903 



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29 



STATISTICAL TABLE. 



[ CHURCHES. 


s: .5 
■s^ 

S o 

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.Q CD 
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2 
4 
2 

4 
1 
4 
1 
4 
J 
4 
2 
3 
3 
2 
3 
J 


13 

<D 

N 

Ph 
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CQ 

8 
4 
6 
9 
34 


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a) 

£ 

CD CU 

1 

1 

8 
3 

8 


CD 
H 

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J— 

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CO 

1 

"2 

2 


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03 

CO 

.S u 

3 2 

35 -*- 

■g CD 

QJ 

10 
1 

11 
t 
3 


CD 

"0 
& 

3 


CU 

3 

10 


QD 
* 

"c« 

S 

82 
62 
14 
41 
52 
32 
24 
12 
38 
48 
39 
55 
64 
5 
6 
58 
15 
8 
66 
30 
79 
79 
87 
25 
30 
23 

HI 
25 
20 
58 

106 
13 

120 
16 
80 
18 
22 
15 
17 
12 
25 
16 
15 

1763 


X 

a 

& 

139 

109 

22 

76 

140 

52 

80 

20 

47 

61 

47 

103 

99 

9 

11 

80 

25 

14 

77 

66 

112 

156 

135 

33 

45 

36 

195 
33 
55 
91 

112 
31 

181 
20 

105 
34 
49 
21 
38 
29 
40 
34 
23 

2885 


"c8 
O 


tethel 

Bethlehem 


221 
171 


[Jenlah 




1 
1 

3 


36 


Zi% Level 

Jill's Creek 


117 
192 


3amp Creek (*) 

3ane Creek 


84 


15 


9 




7 


1 
1 

10 
1 
3 
1 


2 

1 
1 
1 


104 


Chapel Hill. 


32 


Cherry Springs 


16 

9 

10 


3 
4 

1 
4 


1 

i 
3 


2 

, 2 

"5 

2 


85 


plear Creek 

^Jolumbus 


109 
86 


hooper's Gap 

Dvsarrsville 

Rfreka 

iall Town 

FTai mony Grove 

Hickory Grove 


158 
163 










14 














17 


3 

7 

8 

1 
32 

4 

8 
6 


5 
2 

i 

10 
5 
5 

11 

1 
5 


2 


2 




1 


138 
40 


Tesse's Grove. , 


4 

3 

1234 

3 

1 
3 
2 

1 
4 
2 




2 






9,2 


Vta^edonia 




1 
1 
1 
5 
3 
1 

i 
2 


143 


Marion 

Mills Spring 

Montfords' » 'ove 

Mountain Creek 

Mount Lebanon. . . 


' '2 


11 

4 

. 4 

11 


".3 

1 


96 
191 
235 
222 

58 


Mount Pleasant 

Mountain View 




2 

2 

31 


5 
3 


75 
59 


Mount Vernon 

Old Forr (*) 


20 


9 


3 


306 

58 


Piuev Knob 


2 
4 
2 
3 

1, 3 
1 

2, 4 
3 
4 
2 
1 
4 
2 
2 
3 


"4 

2 

"21 
2 

5 


1 
2 
4 
1 

10 
2 

13 
5 
1 




1 
6 






75 


Pleasant Grove 

Pleasant Hill 


2 

4 


'3 


149 
218 


Rook Spring 

Round Hill 

Round Knob . . 

Rutherford ton 

Silver Creek 

^rone Mountain . 
Kunv Vale 






44 


2 
i 


16 

13 

15 

3 




5 
1 
2 

2 
1 

1 


301 
36 

185 
52 
71 
36 


I'rvou (*) 












55 


Purkev ( 'ove (a) 










1 

j 

53 


41 


Whiteside Vallev 

Zion Mill 




1 


3 


7 




65 
50 


Walnut Grove (b) 










38 


38 


931 


130 


~^ 


179 




Total 


4684 





















(*) Estimate of 1905. (a) Estimate of 1904. (b) Estimate of 1903. 



30 



GREEN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



SUNDAY SCHOOL 



Churches 



Bethel. . . . . 

Bethlehem 

Big Level 

Bills Creek 

Cane Creek 

Chapel Hill .... 
Cherrv Springs. 

Clear Creek 

Columbus 

Cooper's Gap. . . 
Dysartsville . . . 
Harmony Grove 
Jesse's Grove. . . 

Macedonia 

Marion 

Mill Spring .... 
Montford's Cove 

Mt. Creek 

Mt. Lebanon . . 
Mt. Pleasant. 
Mountain View 
Mt Vernon. . ... . 

Piny Knob 

Pleasant Grove. 
Pleasant Hill. . . 

Rock Spring 

Round Hill 

Round Knob . . . 
Rutherfordton . 
Silver Creek . . . 
Stone Mountain 
Whiteside Vally 
Zion Hill 



Superintendents 



A. L. Brignt . . . 

J. M. Gibson 

J. H. Gibbs 

P. F. Searcv. . . . 

J. M Gibbs 

T. .1. Swan 

D L Robertson. . 

N\ Buchanan 

J. P. Arledge 

T. N. Wilson 

W. H. Taylor 
Marion Simmons . 

J. Effler 

J. A. Galliou. . . . 

B. B Price 

Charles Walker . . 
L. D. Hemphill. ... 
J. S. Hampton . . . 
J. B Thompson . . 
Z. V. Hudgins.... 
N. C. Burgess . . 
S. A. Bridges. . . . . 
G. F. Robertson . . 

R. Ledbetter 

A. P. Hill 

Jerry Jackson . . . 

C,G. Hill 

J. F. Haney 

A. L. Grayson . . . 

E. A. Arledge 

JeffD. Elliott... 
Guilford Nanney. 
J. M. Pendergrass 



Postoffices 



Nealsville. . . 
Old Fort .... 
Turners ... . 

Gage 

Bob . . . . 
Marion . . . 
Old Fore No 2 
Old Fort No 1 
Columbus . 
Dimsdale . . 
Dysartsville 

Nebo 

Busick . . 
Demming. . 
Marion .... 

Mills Spring. 
Union Mills 1 
Green Hill. . . 
Saluda. ..... . 

Broad River. . 

Dennis 

Forest City . 3 
Rutherfordton 

Nanny 

Mack' 

Poplar Grove . 

Gilkey 

Black Mountain 
Rutherfordton . 

Mill Spring 

Redtop. 

Chimnev Rock . 
Old Fort 



Secretaries 



R M. Rabnru 
J F Parker.. 
O. L Wilson... 
( 'arrie Seacy .... 
B C. Laughter.., 
C D. Oorpeiiing, 
Clarence Gilliam 
Liliie Buchanan., 
L H Cloud.. 
Roy Gibbs . . 
W, B Daves . 
b\ L Simons. 
Frank S littles 
G. F. Rhoni . 
John Nichols. 



W. H. Parker . . 
W. E. Flack. .. 
W. C. Davis . . 

Enslev Hall 

W. P. H afford. 
J. D. Logan. . . . 
Annie S Camp. 
W. H. McEntire 
John Tavlor. . . . 
H. M. Whiteside 
M . R. Freeman 
H. S Qninu 
W. A. Harrill . 
Boney Jackson 
R. C. Nanney . 
Z. V. Taylor. . 
Miss L. Buchanai 



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31 



STATISTICS 



Postoffices 




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33 


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7 


30 


37 




240 


6 


25 


3 




d Fort No 2.. 


6 


75 


81 




. . 75 


9 


50 


4 


9 00 


ills Spriuar 


5 


48 


53 




35 


8 


25 


5 


3 25 


kge 


5 


60 


65 




40 


8 


50 


15 




bb 


10 


50 


60 




50 


12 


31 


11 




arion 


10 


50 


60 




70 


12 


30 




20 29 


Id Foit No 2.. 
Id Fort No 1 . . 


6 


30 


36 




50 


12 


22 




5 00 


9 


84 


93 




110 


12 


46 




42 39 


olunibus 





70 


75 




50 


12 


40 


6 




bnsrtale 


8 


75 


83 




20 


12 


53 


8 




inisdale 


5 


29 


34 




72 


6 


15 


2 


1 45 


ebo 


8 

7 


31 
31 


39 

38 




50 20 

*8 


6 
9 


2o 


2 




nsiek 


2 33 


herrual City . . 
.arion 


6 


75 


81 








50 






7 


84 


91 




60 200 


12 


45 


1 


45 00 


5 
14 


50 

82 


55 
96 








40 

52 






tter Creek 


295 




3 


17 78 


ilkey 


5 


50 


55 




48 


12 


36 






ftuda 


5 
6 


60 
60 


65 

66 




140 


9 
12 


40 
42 






edtop 


6 


13 00 


/alker 


6 

13 

6 


40 
125 

40 


46 

13S 

46 




18 
150 
130 


8 
12 
12 


25 
71 
25 






uthei ford ton 4 






Itherfordtoii 3 




1 00 


utherfordton 3 


7 


50 


57 




50 


9 


40 


4 




ack 


7 


85 


92 




85 


6 


80 


2 




oplar Grove . 


4 
10 


32 
100 


36 
110 




20 
. . 209 


9 

12 


22 
63 






nion Mills .... 


21 


11 61 


raphiteville. . . 


6 


16 


22 




26 


6 


20 




2 50 


itherfordtoii . 


10 


110 


120 




200 


12 


60 




52 50 


v ra 


6 


46 


52 






6 


30 


5 




edrop 


5 
5 
5 


40 
32 
24 


45 
37 
29 




55 
'.'. 20 


12 
9 


25 

22 
18 






ob 






WOT 




4 25 


Total .... 


229 


1864 


2093 


33 1 


10 2516 


282 


1238 


98 


231 35 



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©ctoirer, 3, 4, 5, 6, 1907. 

Moderator, Eld* D. J. Hunt, Union Mills, N. C. 
Clerk, A. L. Rucker, Rutherfordton, N. C. 
Treasurer, T« C. Smith, Rutherfordton, N. C 
Asst. Treasurer, B. B. Price, Marion, N* G 

Next session will be held wi'th the Baptist Church at Rutherfordton, 
N. C, beginning on Thursday before first Sunday in October, 1908. 



Officers: 

Eld. D J. Huut, Moderator,. Union Mills, N. C 

A L. Rucker, Clerk, Rutherfordtou, 

T O Smith, Treasurer, Rutherford ton, 

B. B. Price, Assistant Treasurer, Marion, 

Ordained Ministers: 

Arledge, J. B. Saluda, Polk County, N. C 

Britt, D. C Rutherfordtou , Rutherford 

Croom, H. M Old Fort, McDowell 

Champion, R. C Landrom, Spartanburg " S. C 

Denton, J. R Dysartsville, McDowell " N. C 

Harris. B B Dysartsville. McDowell " 

Hunt, D. J Union Mills, Rutherford 

Haney, J. F . . . Black Mountain, Buncombe " • 

Haynes, W. L. Gilkey, Rutherford 

Jackson, Elbert Bright, Polk 

Jackson, B. P Bright, Polk 

Justice, C. B Rutherfordton, Rutherford " 

Laughter, B. C Bob. Rutherford 

Limricfc. R. L Ayr, Rutherford " 

Logan, W. H Ayr, Rutherford 

Mashburn, A. B Nealsville, McDowell " 

Morton, W. B Marion, McDowell 

Nanney, A. H Union Mills, Rutherford " 

Nanney, J. H Union Mills, Rutherford 

Sorrels, A. P '. Garden City, McDowell 

Whiteside, Z. T .Uree, Rutherford 

Whitley, J. W Union Mills, Rutherford 

Buchanan, E Black Mountain. Buncombe " 



PROCEEDINGS. 

PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHQRCH, Rutherford County, 
b.. Thursday, Oct. 3, 1007. 

The sixty -seventh annual session of the Green River Baptist Asso- 
ition convened with this church to day at 11 o'clock. 

After a brief song service Eld OB. Justice read 6th chapter of 
nil's Letter to the Romaus, led us in prayer, and preached the In- 
oductory seruiou from Hebrews, 6: 1-2. 
Prayer, Eld A E. Brown leading. 

After announcements by Eld. D. J. Hunt, Moderator, and W. 
Wilson, pastor of Pleasant Grove church, adjourned for dinner. 
Benediction, Eld. W. H. Morton. 

Afternoon Session. 

The Association reasembled at 1 :30 p. m., the devotional exercise 
>ing conducted by Eld. A. P. Sorrels in the use of first Psalm ; and 
rayer by Eld. Z. D. Harrill. 

It was announced that the Woman's Missionary Society wonld 
leet immediately outside the house. 

W. T. Morgan and T. O Smith, by request of Moderator, called 
le roll of Messengers from the letters, and only those present were en- 
siled as follows-: 

Bethel— J F Morgan, R. P. Morris, W C. Raburn 

Bethlehem -J. M Gibson, Stephen A. Parker, E. N. Hogan 

Beulah— W. C. Champion, J. R. Splawn 

Big Level— J H. Gibbs. 

Bill's Oreek— P. F. Searcy, John L. McDaniel. 

Oamp Greek — Jas. F. Morehead, Solon Clements. 

Cane Creek — By Letter. 

Chapel Hill— B. F. Ooroening, O. B. Morris 

Cherry Springs — W. H. u-illiam. 

Clear Creek -Eld. A. P. Sorrels, W. D. Long 

Columbus— J. E. Shipman, N T. Mills. 

Cooper's Gap — H. K Corn, J. L. Jackson, W. T. Brown. 

Dysartsville— Kid. J. R. Denton. J. O. Walker, W. H. Taylor. 

Eureka— Eld. Z T. Whiteside, Jas W. Whiteside. 

Hall Town — Not represented. 

Harmony Grove — G. M. Walton. 

Hickoy Grove — Grayson Lovelace, G. P. Green. 

Jesse's Grove - Not represented. 

Macedonia — By Letter. 

Marion— Eld. W. B. Morton, W. T. Morgan. B. B- Price. 

Mill Spring— J, A. Rucker, J. J. Lambright. 

Montford'g Cove — W. M. Wilkerson. 



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Mountain Creek— N, 0. Lovelace, George Flack, J. A Hvder Ju 
Wiii re, A u. Rucker. 

viount Lebanon— By Letter. 
Mount Pleasant— By Letter. 

Mountain View-Elds. Elbert Jackson, and B. P. Jackson Bro 
D. J. Halford, H. D. Jackson, 

Mount Vernon-J. M. Lewis, L. T. Rollins, .1. R. ScogJ 
Edmond Geer, A. G. Morgan. 

Old Fort-Eld. W L. Barrs, and J. Y. Gilliam. 
Piney Knob— Eld. W. L. Raynes and J. D. Bland. 
Pleasant Grove— R. Ledbetter, W. N. Spangler, J. H. Lattimorj 
Pleasant Hill— 0. 0. Lovelace, A. P. Hill, S. A. Sims. 
Rock Spring— Eld. R. L. Limrick. and Isaac Walliams. 
Round Hill— Elders J. W. Whitley and D. J. Hunt; Bros. C. G 
Hill, A. R. Nannev, A. P Nanney, E. L. Morris, J. D. Morris. 
Round Knob— By Letter. 

Rutherfordton— Elders C. B. Justice, D. C. Britt; Rros. W 
Harrill, A. L. Grayson, J. L. Taylor, T. 0. Smith. 
Silver Creek— W. M. Justice. 
Stone Mountain — Not represented. 
Sunney Vale— By Letter. 
Tr.yon— A. L. Hill. 
Turkey Cove— By Letter. 
W T alnut Grove— Not represented. 
Whiteside Valley— W. H. W T hiteside. Oscar Shitle. 
Zion Hill- G. G. Pendergrass. 

Churches represented by letter and messengers, l]2 ; by letters only 
7 ; not represented, 4; total, 43. 

To call for application for new membership, no response was made 
After sundry motions, withdrawals, and remarks by Elds'. C. H 
Justice, W. B. Morton and others, it was moved and carried th?t Ell 
VV. B. Morton cast the unanimous vote of the Association for Eld D 
J. Hunt, for Moderator. The latter accepted the honor in well chose] 
words. 

W. T. Morgan was in like manner instructed to cast the unanimoi 
vote of the body for A. L. Rucker, for clerk. 

R. Ledbetter, A. L. Grayson, T. 0. Smith and B. B. Price weg 
nominated for Treasurer. Before proceeding to ballot an agreemeJ 
was reached instructing Eld. A. P. Sdrrels to cast the unanimous vor 
ot the delegates present to TO. Smith for treasurer; and a like vet- 
to B. B. Price for Assistant Treasurer; the latter arrangement haviiJ 
been made for the convenience of the churches in McDowell county. I 
An auditing committee, A L Grayson, and W A. Harrill, to pal 
on final repoit of outgoing and incoming Treasurers was announced J 
the Moderator. 



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An imperfect digest of the church letters was read by the clerk. 
The Pastor and deacons of Pleasant Grove church were named by 
e Moderator, as the committee on religious exercises 

The following brethren were recognized, welcomed, and the courte- 
es of the Association exteuded to them by the Moderator: 

Eld. A. E. Brown, Supt School Department, Home Mission Board, 
so representing the Board's monthly periodical, "The Home Field;" 
Id. J. ». Farmer, representing the Biblical Recorder, and other objects ; 
rchibald Johnson, representing the Thomasville Orphanage and its 
eekly paper, "Charity and Children " 

The courtesies of the floor were also extended to Eld. Z. D. Harrill, 
lorterator of the Sandy Run Association; to Eld John M, Walker, of 
I Spartanburg, S C Association; and to Elds. W. E. Wilson and W. 
Wall, also of the Sandy Run. 

Elder O B. Justice moved that articles one and two as published 
It year under the title, "Order of Business," be stricken out; and 
hat the church letters be read tomorrow morning. Later this motion 
is submitted and carried; and letters, with exception of messenger's 
tames, which were called this afternoon, were read by brethren, W. T. 
Morgan, and T. O. Smith. 

Elder C B. Justice and B B. Price were named as the committee 
mi "Order of Business" with instructions to report at their earliest 
!0 nvenience. Later they submitted the following for tomorrow, which 
vas adopted: 

9:00 a. m. Devotional exercises. 
9 :30 a. m Miscellaneous exercises. 
10:00 a. m Education. 
11 :00 a. m State Missions. 
1 :30 p. m State of Religion. 
2 :00 p. m. Foreign Missions. 
The Moderator named committees as follows : 
State Missions,-J W. Whitley, L Johnson, A. P. Nanney 
Education,-C B. Justice, A. E. Brown, W. B. Morton, B. B. 

Price 

State of Religion -A P. Sorrels, W- H. Taylor, C J. Hill, J. O. 

a Foreign MissioMS,-C. B. Justice, N. C. Lovelace, J. M. Gibson, J- 

J. Lambright. 

The following were also announced as heads of committees, other 

members to be added later : 

Sunday Schools — D. C. Britt; 
Temperance,— B B.Price; 
Periodicals— W. E. Wilson; 
Woman's Work,— A. L. Grayson, 



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Aged Ministers' Relief,— W. L Hi.vues; 

Orphanage,— Archibald Johnsou ; 

Deceased Ministers,— J. R. Denton; 

Finance,— R Ledbetter ; 
After Messengers Had been assigned to their homes, and a few ai 
nonncements made the Association adjourned until 9 a. m tomorrow 
Benediction by Elder Z D Han-ill. 

Friday, Oct, 4th, Morning Session, 

The Association met pursuant to adjournment at 9 a m todav 

The devotional exercises were conducted by Archibald Jobnsoi 
from the Parable of the talents, Mat. 25 : 14-80. Prayer was offered b> 
Elders J. R Denton, and D J. Hunt. 

The proceedings of yesterday were read by the Clerk absentee 
among messengers ordered stricken out, and same adopted ' 

Letters from Beulah and Big Level presented and read and mes 
senders enrolled in proper pla<-e, 

Elder Livingston Johnson, Secretary to the State Board of Miss, 
ions was recognized and welcomed 

The hour for the consideration of the special order, Education hay 
ing arrived, and the report not being in, on motion of Eld C B Jus 
tice the Orphanage was substituted when Archibald Johnson riad I 
follows : 

Report on the Orphanage, 

The Orphanage is 22 years old. During last year it sheltered 873 
children and had present at the Annual Meeting 348 VVe have now 
350 with room for perhaps 20 more children. Since last year one new 
dormitory has been added now making ten in all. A tabernacle "has' 
been built with seating capacity of two thousand which is admirabiv 
suited for our Annual Meeting and all our services during the hot sum 
mer months. The Noah Richardson Library building is ready for the 1 
roof. Work has already begun on the new infirmary and it is expected 
that this building will be closed in by the cold weather The health of 
the Institution has been excellent, only one or two cases of serious sick ! 
ness during the entire year, and we begin a new year iu our school with 
better prospects than ever before. Last year the old debt uas practi 
cally paid off, but we are sorry to report that siuce that tim , the ,emi 
lar contributions have not been large enough to meet the running * x 
penses. The pledges of last year are not large enough to take care Of 
the Orphanage during the year before us. The number , ,f children has 
increased and the cost of living has not grown less, but has increased 
with our numbers. 

So the orphanage cnmes before the Association this year wirhont 
any special cry of distress. We have had no epidemic, no destruelf ve 



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es, no great debt to report. So we cannot go into hysterics over any 

these things for collection purposes. All we have to offer is a year 

prosperity, and 350 children. We believe that this is appeal enough 

right Thinking people to insure sufficient contributions to save us 

Hum another debt. We urge a better organization of our Sunday 

hools around the Orphanage work. A club of "Charity and Chil- 

eu" in every Sunday School, and a collection once a month from ev- 

y one of these schools, is the cry. And we urge also a special effort 

Thanksgiving in every church. Our Thanksgiving offering last 

ar was the best in the history of the institution. We trust we have 

ieihed the time when Thanksgiving da in all our churches means 

ruhanage Day, and that giving to the Orphanage shall be our finest 

cpression of Thanksgiving. We are making a special appeal to the 

omen of our state to build the new infirmary. It is to be called "The 

Oman's Building." This building is greatly needed for two reasons. 

irst, becai.se the old infirmary is totally inadequate, and in the second 

lace, the old infirm try can be used for another purpose which is great- 

I needed— that is a central sewing building, tto by building the new 

nfirmary we can gain two objects, an up to date infirmary and a place 

there sewing may be taught and our mending and making of clothes 

(ystematized. thereby giving much needed relief to the work of the 

natrons 

Our work increases during every year making it necessary to add 
I^e improvements. These improvements do not add luxuries to the 
)rphanage but simply aad u, iis efficiency in the great work of traili- 
ng the boys and girls committed to our care 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. JOHNSON, 
R. L. LIMERICK, 
W. M. JUSTICE, 
H. K CORN, 

Committee. 

Pending motion to adopt the report was spoken to by Archibald 
[ohnson and Elder W. E. Wilson, the latter closing his "address in an 
aruest prayer. 

After, securing pledges amounting to $419 .00, the report was adopt- 
d See church pledges. 

State Missions* 

For the convenience of Secretary L Johnson, who will leave this 
feternooii, this subject was discussed by himself, Elders C. B. Justice, 
aid A P Sorrels, the report on same to be prepared, and submitted 
ater 

The pledges for this object amounted to $433.67. See church 



GREEN RIVER B \PTIST ASSOCIATION. 



1 >1« dges 

Adjourn merit was taken at 12:80 p m for dinner. 

Afternoon Session. 

The Association reassembled at 1 ;30 

The committee on Order of Business recommended the followim 
changes as given in yesterday's minutes, which were agreed to:- 

For this afternoon ; cancel, "State of Religion" and "Foreign Miss 
ions" and substitute therefor, 'Education" and Woman's Work." 

Also, additional, for tomorrow : 

10 :00 a m Home Missions. 

11 :00 a. m. Foreign Missions, 

A letter was presented from Old Fort, which was read and mess 
eugers enrolled. 

The Moderator here announced full committees for entire session; 
Only those not previously given follow. 

Ocmmittees : 

Aged Ministers,- W. L. Haynes, B. P. Jackson, George G. Pend- 

ergrass. 

Finance— R Ledbetter, L T. Rollins A P. Sorrels 
Nominations to State and S. B. Conventions,— J. D Morris, W. A. 

Harrili. E. L. Morris. 

Time and place — G. E. Morgan, C. G Hill, W. C. Raburn 
Baptist Orphanage,— A. Johnson, R. L Limrick, W. M. Justice 

H K. Corn. 

Home Missions,— D. C Britt, A E. Brown, George Flack, J. R 
Scoggin. 

Temperance ,-B. B. Price, L. T. Rollins,. B. F. Corpening, W. D 
Long. 

Sunday Schools — D. C. Britt, J. E. Shipman, G. M. Walton, J. J 
Lewis. 

Woman's Work,— A. L. Grayson, C. C. Lovelace, Albert Nanney. 
Elbert Jackson. 

Deceased Ministers ,— J. R. Denton, W. M. Nanney, John White 

Periodicals,— W. E. Wilson, J. S. Farmer, M. Lee Nanney. 

Elder W. B. Morton earnestly requests that, during the coming 
year, we plead tor God's blessings on His preached word ,~ especially in 
the conversion of souls. Elder C. B. Justice heartily indorses the sug- 
gestion, and emphasizes its importance to the churches, the State, and 
the world. 



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Round Hill Academy. 

The Secretary and Treasurer of the Associational School, J. D. 
Jorris, read his annual report, which follows: 

J. D Morris, Sec-Treas in account with Round Hill Academy, 
Jet 1st 1907. 

CREDIT. 
3y amount paid out as follows; 

Teachers Salaries $ 1^07. 75 

rinting and distributing catalogues ... 20.00 

■Campaign expenses 5.00 

Orayons, window glass and lumber „ , . 5.57 

Axes and wood 18.82 

Des£s and freight on same . 113.06 

Tuning pianos 10.00 

Curtains and heater 8.25 

One new piano 200.00 

Freight on same 14.65 

Painting dormitory rooi 13.80 

(Furniture 4.50 

(Travelling expenses 15.90 

Interest on debts 36.00 

Invitations and programs , 9.52 



Total $1782.82 
DR. 
To amounts received as follows: 

On rents $ 31.25 

From S. S. on new desks 55.49 

Dormitory girls, on piano 10.00 

Subscriptions by Lela Morris, on piano 42 00 

Pay entertainments 151.70 

" Tuition, collected and uncollected 1239.74 

Home Mission Board by Eld. A. E. Brown 200.00 



Total $1730.18 



Balance due on piano $52.64 

J. D. MORRIS, Sec-Treas. 
The report was adopted without discussion. 

Bro. Morris also reports the prospects for the present scholastic year 
as very flattering, the enrollment having already reached 142, as against 
126 last year. 

Prof. J. W. Whitley, Principal, Round Hill Aaademy, read 



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Report on Education* 

In order that we may intelligently understand this subject, let as 
define Education. 

The highest educational thought of the time insists that the func- 
tion of Education is the complete development of the human beirw thj 
bringing of the child into a lively and a harmonious relation with all 
his environments, physical, intellectual, and moral. 

Moved by the Holy Spirit, God's people have established schools 
academies, and colleges, where oar young people can be taught and de- 
veloped under the most desirable religious influen es; and where they j 
may be protected very largely from those demoralizing influences thai 
are so often fatal to the character of the young daring the school age 

At the head of these institutions the Baptists have placed Wake 
Forest College for our boys, and the Baptist University for our girls 
These are filled to overflowing, and are needing larger accommodations 
There are some forty or fifty Baptist academies distributed over the 
State from east to west; and these, too, are crowded beyond their pres- 
ent capacities. 

Hound Hill Academy, as you know, is the property of this Associa-: 
tion, and is controlled by a Board of Trustees chosen by it. The pres- 
ent enrollment is equal to the present accomodations The .necessity 
for enlarged equipment is an immediate and pressing demand. The 
plans for enlargement, as suggested by the Trustees and friends of the 
Institution are ; 1st. A new administration buildiug ; and 2nd. The con- 
verting of the present administration building into a Boy's dome 

We think a new administration building can be erected for six 
thousand dollars. Round Hill church and community agree to f urnish 
one third, or two thousand dollars of this amount 

"We ask that the Association raise an equal sum of two thousand ' 
dollars; and that the Home Mission Board be petitioned to contribute 
the remaining two thousand dollars 

We desire to express our thanks to the Home Mission Board for sub- 
stantial favors in the past. 

Respectfully submitted, 

O. B. JUSTICE, < h. 

A. E. BROWiNT, 

B. B, PRICE, 

W. T AJORGAN, 

Committee 
Following the motions to adoDt, the report was discussed by Elders 
J. W. Whitley, A. E. Brown and C. B Justice. 

On motion of Elder W. B Morton, it was agreed to accept the |-j- 
000 offered by Ronnd Hill church and community; to ask that the 
Home Mission Board contribute $2,000; and that the executive Board 



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Lulate plans for securing $2,000 from other churches of the Green 
rev Association, and other friends of Roand Hill Academy, for the 
•pose of erecting a $6,000 administration building for that school, 
fchese motions and the report were alike unanimously adopted. 
The following action of Board of Trustees, of Round Hill Acad- 
y passed on Saturday, is transferred here for convenience of refer- 



5e. 
J. D Morris submitted: 



j. xj. .nuii«)o^u"'"<~».. 

Report of New Board of Trustees, Round Hill Academy. 
This Board organized as follows: Bid. .0. B. Justice, Oh'm J. 
Morris, Secretary and Treasurer. The following further action was 



sen 



Ml 

(1) Eld. A. E. Brown aud J. D. Morris were named a committee 
plan for new administration building. 

(2) B B. Price and W. A. Harrill were appointed a committee on 

aiding material. 

(3) Eld O B Justice was appointed financial and field agent, to 
n va is the churches and raise the $2,000 proposed by the Association. 

J. D. MORRIS, Sec. and Treas. 
These announcements were briefly discussed by Elds. O. B Justice 
id A. E. Brown and ordered printed in the Minutes. 
A. L G&AYSON, Oh'm. of Oornmittee, read. 

Report on Woman's Work* 

Your committee on Woman's ^ork beg leave to submit the fol- 

r The work done by the W. M. Societies, the Young Ladies Socie- 
Les, and the Sunbeam Societies has fully demonstrated their place in 
It denominational work. 

Consult our Minutes and compare the amounts reported for Mis- 
ion by the churches having Societies with those not having them, 
nd the effects of these Societies will be seen in actual contributions ; 
Id iu the influence they have over other church collections. 

The Societies are proving themselves a very valuable medium 
tough which the State, Home, and Foreign Mission Boards can 
fistribute tracts and other'nnssionary information 

The courses of Mission study prepared by the Foreign Missisn 
Board are being taken up by the Societies all over the South and are 
Droving very helpful to all who engage in them. 

The Mission training School at Louisville, Ky„ where young worn- 
en are being trained for Missionary work, and where they receive the 
benefit of the Theological Seminary lectures, is proving a wonderful 
success, and a great help to those preparing themselves for Missionary 
work. 



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Ihe Margaret Home, Greenville, SO., was given by a Christn, 
woman as a home for the noseless chtldren of Leased o la ff 
M^ionanes, no longer able to care for them themselves. This IW 
is kept op by the Woman's Missionary Union of the Southern Ban 

on oSer^^ZrSi^ **" ~ ~ ""*"« * ^ 

It is suggested that the pastors of this Association preach at lea 
one.ern.on a, every church on this imports work durfng tt -ml 

Vicel^r^ -^ °™ Association*, 

^t^^cifS^" ^^^ will gladly supply facts and fig. 
ures toaid pastors in the preparation of sermons on the subject 

Let us all give this work oar hearty co-operation and support- and 
let us also get a lesson from these noble workers in systema" zm "l „ 
our church work until every member of every church mX , 

contribution for the advancement of the Lo^W^a 
the bocieties or some other channel of church work. ttiro <^ 

Kespectfully submitted. 

A. L. GRAYoON, Oh'm 
O. C LOVELACE, 
A. ft. NANNEY, 
ELBEKT JACKSON. 

Fid °r R°T° n t0 ad °f '' tMS reP ° rt WdS diSCUSsed b ^ EidTT^nL 
Eld. O B Justice and A Johnson, and adopted, bee aiso repor J 
these Societies at the close of these proceedings 

After announcements, adjourned to meet at y a m t-,„„, 
Benediction, Eld L. Johnson. tomorrow. 

Saturday, Oct. 5, J 907, Morning Session. 

The Association met at 9 o'clock this morning, Eld J. K Denton 
conducting devotional exercises in the use St John i*.ii , n 

Prayer was offered by Eld B. P. Jackson ' lo:H '' to ^e. 

Clerk read proceedings of yesterday which were approved 

n N A^ ltl0nai messen gers or church letter, were S e ImpH 
call of Moderator. presented upon 

The hour for the special order having arrived Eld A w r 
read report on cu ' , 1CL A - E. Brown 



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IS 



Home Missions* 

Our subject is so great, and the space in our minutes so limited, 
,t it is a physical impossibility for your oommitte to do more than 
kt at the work of the Home Mission Board. For more that sixty 
L rs this Board has been actively and energetically engaged in trying 
K iye the gosoel to the Spiritually destitute in the bounds of the 
Lorn Baptist Convention; and yet there is to-day greater Spirit- 
L destitution in the South than ever before, and our Motto: • A Bap- 
t church in reach of every Citizen," is far from being realized. 

The devastation and ruin incident to the war of the sixties caused 
nital and capitalists to flee from our borders with bag and baggage, 
E now that the South, industrially, is coming to live over again, it 
I become the Mecca for both capital and capitalists; and with 
L i« pouring in upon us from every point of the compass a flood of 
,au^io-.vh Wa iscr/iagcoasf-), t h)br,aloclife, and unLess we 
ren-theu oar stakes as well as lengthen our cords, we may expect 
[at this beautiful southland of ou.s will be heathenized rather than 

^lo^committee will not attempt to designate the vast field, terri- 
nnailv-, but it does desire toemphasize the importance of this work, 
id to urge enlargement in this as in every other department ot our 
Lk Tiiere ha* been marvelous growth in our work-cnurches have 
mitmh-d nv the hundred, church members by the thousand, and our 
S^aUvealth bv r,he million. Never before in the history of our 
Lvention has oar heavenly Father been s> prodigal in lavisnmg his 

ktiuuri upon us . 

TIm-ooI new Sunday Schools, the 302 new churches organized ; and 
he 30 000 members added by letter and uaptisin to oar churches by the 
80 Missionaries, are some of the visible f^kens of God's favor upon 

r LetVe key note of our State Mission work be applied to Home 
Missions- "Evangelization, indoctrination, and expansion." 

' In view of the effort to raise $500,000 for Home Missions this year, 
r our committee recommends that this Association set $500 for its aim 

hext year. ^ g MORTON, For Committee. 

Other members of com. were: Elds. D. C. Britt, A. E. Brown, and 
brethren, George Flack, and J. R. Scoggin 

Pending motion to ado P 5, the Association was addressed by Elds. 
A E Brown. D. J. Hunt, and C B. Justice. 

The roll of churches was called and pledges secured amounting to 
$313 50 for this object when the report was adopted. See pledges. 

The special order-Foreign Missions-was now taken up, and Eld. 
O B Justice, after leading a special praver, gave to the Association 






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The Reoort on Foreign Missions, 
Dv Richards Storrs, in a missionary address a few years M 
c^actenzad the present age as, -The magnificent parenthesis of I 
toiy between the ascension and the second coming of the Master in t 
heavens During this period the forces of God are organized, and 
bidden to do a specific thing,-that is, to take Ohrisri to the world 
^wereto bring the world to Christ, we might well hesitate, ami 
at .he helplessness of the task, bnt we know that we can carry Chri 
to the world, and in doing this, we are carrying out the w 
and the command of our Savior, Jesus Christ, who has said "Th 
gospe of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a Witne 
To All Nations, and then shall the end come." Again, "Go ve into a 
the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." 

Of the Holy Ghost in charge of the work, Jesus said to his disc 

pies * Larry ye m Jerusalem until ye are endued with power from « 

high. Again, "Ye shall receive power, after the Holy Ghost is cor 

upon you, and ye shall be witness unto me both in Jerusalem and 

all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost parts of the earth 

If we follow the leadings of the Holy Ghost we will have the power i 

go, and will go to the uttermost parts or the earth. Ho in answer to th 

intercessions of Jesus Christ and prayers of God's people calls 

world to hear the gospel, and men to preach it to them He said unfc 

. the church at Antioch, "Separate Barnabas and Saul unto the wor 

whereunto I have called them." We are told that the fields are a] 

ready white unto the harvest. "Pray ye, therefore, the Lord of th 

harvest that he will send forth laborers into the harvest " The prom 

ise is, "Ask of me and I will give the heathen for an inheritance an< 

the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession." Again in th 

futherance of the Divine plan, He has said, "The laborer is worthy o 

his hire." "They that preach the the gospel shall Jive of the gospel \ 

"Thou shall not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out th. 

orn." 



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What are the conditions to-day? The world is ready to avep> th< 
gojpel. All the nations of the earth have thrown open • their doors 
and are ready to admit Missionaries. The Bible has been translated 
into more than five huhdfed different languages and dialects 

i . Now men and women, called of God, are continually bein<, w -it U 
Foreign fields; sinners are being.' saved, and baptisms reported bv bun 
dreds and thousands, while many, of *mr churches and brethren J 
enlarging their offerings to this department of oar work 

We note with pleasure thatsome of the Churches compo<i„ g t M 
body have, during the past year, increased contributions to For-i-n 
Missions, butstill we realize the fact that we' are not domg our 'full 
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make an earnest effort to raise not less than $500 00 for Foreign Mis- 
sions. 

C. B. JUSTICE, Ch'm. 
N. 0. LOVELACE, 
J. J. LAMBRIGHT, 

J. M. GIBSON, 

Committee. 

On motion to ad ot Eld. C. B. Justice spoke, and after securing 
pledges to the amount ,-f $401.00 the report was adopted. 
See table of church pledges. 
The committee on order of business suggested remaining reports in 

following order; 

1 Auditing; 2, Aged Ministers; 3, Deceased Ministers; 4, Periodi- 
cals; 5, Finance; 6, Temperance; 7, Sunday School; 8, State of Relig- 
ion;'^ Nominations ; 10, Time and Place. Adjourned for dinner. 
Afternoon Session 

The Association reassembled at 1 :45. A letter was received from 
Mount Pleasant church, read and filed. 

Elder J. W. Whitley read following report on State Missions which 
was adopted without remarks, the same having been discussed yester- 
day. 

State Missions* 
The State Mission Board began its work seventy- seven years ago. 
The results amplv justify the wisdom of oar fathers in this great un- 
dertaking. Accurate statistics were not given by the Missionaries un- 
til 1882, just twenty-five years ago. 

From these statistics are gathered the following interesting figures ; 

Number baptized by our Missionaries 31,1-79 

Churches organized on Mission fields,.. .... iv. 'i. . v":: '. _ 787 

Houses of worship built. on ^Mission fields . .._,..-. :.*... ..WJ5 

Amt. paid for building houses on Mis. fields * .,/; &9.M& :.$156,313>G8 

.Sunday Schools organized by Missionaries; ,'.'-.' . .-<. .';'!" >" 873 

There are in the State 1,821 Missionary Baptist- churches. Seven 

hundred and eighty- seven— three sevenths of these— were organized by 

the Missionaries of the Board, within the last twenty -two years. It 

\xOuId be entirely saf e ; td say' that at lea'st half [heJBaptist churches in 

JNortii Carolina v ere organized by the Missionaries of thkBoard. It is 

no exoneration to claim that two thirds of the mo^ey that eoines^into 

the Lord's treasury for general work, comes from churches that were 

organized i*\ or were beneficiaries of our Board. Last year fifty-eight 

r 'hurdies gave each one hundred dollars or over to Foreign Missions. 

of these! r'Vtv four are churches that have been aided by the Board, 

leav ing only fourteen that had not been aided. Five churches gave, 

last year. $500 or morel each to Foreign Missions, and ewery one of these 



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five were founded or fostered by the Board. It will be seen by the^e 
tacts, that in the work of State Missions, we have been laying the foaa- 
dation for the enlPrgment of eVerv department of our work 

A s much as has been done, much remains to be done A large area 
of rich, virgin soil remains untouched. There are five counties in the 
State with only one resident Baptist pastor to the countv, and that one 
would not be there were he not supported in large measure by the 
board. There are four county-seats in no one of which is there a Bap- 
tist preacher. Many towns are yet un-occupied. and are making ur- 
gent appeals to the Board for help. Many of the towns which the 
Board aided in establishing the first church, are now asking help for 
one or more Mission points. This is due to the rapid growth of man J 
of our towns. 

A great door of opportunity stands before the Baptists of North 
Carolina, and State Missions is the key that can unlock that door A 
dollar put in State Missions at many points today, wiil be worth as l 
much as ten dollars will be, ten years from now. 

Let us increase our contributions to State Missions! 

J. W. WHITLEY, Oh. 
A. P. NANNEY. 
L. JOHNSON, 

Committee , 
The report of the Auditing Committee was continued until sn^ 
time as may best suit the outgoing and the incoming Treasurers' con- i 
venience, and will be found in connection with this report. 
J. D. Morris read as follows : 

We, your committee on Time and Place, Nominations to State and 
Southern Baptist Conventions; and Trustees of Round Hill Academy 
submit the following report : ' 

1. Next session, beginning, Thursday before first Sunday in Oct 
1908, with the church at Rutherfordton, N. C. Elder A. P. Sorrels to 
preach Introductory ^sermon, -Elder Z. T. Whiteside alternate 

2. Delegates to Baptist State Convention: Elders C. B. Justice W 
B. Morton, and A. P. Sorrels; and brethren, W. T. Morgan, and J E 
Sbipman. 

3. Delegates to Southern Baptist Convention : Elders W B Mor- 
ton, C. B. Justice, and Z T. Whiteside ; and brethren, W T Morgan 
A. L. Rucker, and B. B. Price. ' 

4. Trustees, Round Hill Academy: Elders A. E. Brown and A P 
Sorrels, Brethren B. B. Price, T. A. Bridges, and W. A. Harrill. 

J. D. MORRIS, 
E. L. MORRIS. 
W. A. HARRILL, 

Above adopted without discussion. 

R. Ledbetter for committee read the following 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

SEVENTIETH ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THE 

Green River 
Baptist Association 

HELD WITH 

MARION BAPTIST CHURCH 
Mcdowell county, n. c. 

SEPTEMBER 30 AND OCTOBER 1, 2, 3 

1910 



Next Session to be Held With the Mountain Creek Baptist Church Be- 
ginning on Thursday, Before the First Sunday in October, 191 1. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



SEVENTIETH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Green River 
Baptist Association 

HELD WITH 

MARION BAPTIST CHURCH 
Mcdowell county, n. c. 

SEPTEMBER 30 AND OCTOBER 1, 2, 3 

1910 



Next Session to be Held With the Mountain Creek Baptist Church Be- 
ginning on Thursday, Before the First Sunday in Odtober, 191 1. 



Mcdowell publishing co. 

Marion, N. C. 



OFFICERS 

Elder D. J. Hunt, Moderator Union Mills, N. C. 

D. L. Carlton, Clerk . . .Marion, N. C. 

Bro. Mai Jones, Treasurer Rutherfordton, N. C. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS 

Arledge, J. B Saluda, Polk County, N. C. 

Crooni, H. M Old Fort, McDowell County, N. C. 

Champion, R. C Landruni, Spartanburg County, S. C. 

Denton, J. R Dysartsville, McDowell County, N. C. 

Freeman, H. R !\ .Uree, R. 1, Rutherford County, N. C. 

Harris, B. B Dysartsville, McDowell County, N. C. 

Haney, J. F Black Mountain. Bunbombe County, N. C. 

Haynes, W. L Gilkey, Rutherford County, N. C. 

Herring, R. H Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, N. C. 

Jackson, B. P Bright, Polk County, N. C. 

Laughter, B. C .Bob, Rutherford County, N. C. 

Limrick, R. L Ayr, Rutherford County, N. C. 

Long, Edward Marion, McDowell County, N. C. 

Mashburn, A. B Nealsyille, McDowell County, N. C. 

Lowdermilk, D. P Marion, McDowell County, N. C. 

Nanney, J. H Union Mills, Rutherford County, N. C. 

Sorrels, A. P Nebo, McDowell County, N. C. 

Whiteside, Z. T Uree, Rutherford County, N. C. 

Whiteside, J. R Uree, Rutherford County, N. C. 

Buchanan, E Black Mountain, Buncombe County, N. C. 



PROCEEDINGS. 

Marion Baptist Church, 
Marion, N. C., September 30th, 1910. 

The seventieth annual session of the Green Eiver 
Baptist Association convened with Marion Baptist Church 
at 11 a. m. The introductory sermon was preached by 
Elder R. H. Herring from the text found in II Timothy 
4:1,2. Theme: "Preach the Word." 

Benediction. Recess taken until 2 o'clock in the af- 
ternoon. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 



The Association was called to order by Rev. D. J. 
Hunt, Moderator; Rev. A. P. Sorrels, Clerk. Bro. B. B. 
Price delivered in well chosen words the address of wel- 
come to the delegates and visitors and Dr. M. M. Land rum 
of Crawford, Ga., made an appropriate address in response. 
Rev. D. J. Hunt was re-elected Moderator of the Associa- 
tion and D. L Carlton was elected Clerk. Bro. Mai. 
Jones was re-elected Treasurer. On motion the reading of 
the church letters was dispensed with and a committee was 
appointed by the moderator, consisting of Brethren A. P. 
Sorrels, J. L. Taylor and H. C. Marley, to make a digest 
of the various church letters and the following delegates 
were enrolled: 

Bethel— Rev. A. B. Mashburn, W. C. Morris, J. F. 
Morgan, J. H. Ray burn, R. P, Morris. 

Bethlehem— I. L Reel, W. S. Parker, Jas. M. Gib- 
son, J as. Hogan. 

Beulah — J. R. Splaun, Jas. Smith, Wm. Pack, Jas. 
Page. 

Big Level — Roland Ruppe, W. J. Wilson, C. B. 
Greene. 

Bills' Creek— Jas. Frady, T. L. Crawford, W. C. 
Dalton, J. C. McDaniel. 



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Camp Creek— J. C. Guffey, B. E. Yelton, Ziluski 
Clement. 

Cane Creek— J. M. Gibbs, A. J. Ruppe, J. D. Gilbert. 

Chapel Hill— Rev. D. P. Lowdermilk, B. F. Corpen- 
ing, C. B. Morris, T. J. Swan, Rev. A. P. Sorrels. 

Cherry Springs — O. W. Robertson, C. E, Gilliam, 
Rev. H. M. Croom. 

Clear Creek — N. Buchanan, Hicks Quinn, R. V. Butt, 
jr., R. E. Tony. 

Columbus— Rev. T. H. Posey, A. T. Hart, L. H. 
Cloud, L. E Hutchison. 

Coopers' Gap— J. R. Blanton, T. M. Wilson, J. L. 
Jackson, B. C. Larnbe. 

Dysartsville— L. G. Price, J. G. Pyatt, J. O. Waters, 
T. C. Dixon. 

Eureka- -Rev. Z T. Whiteside, J as. W. Whitesides. 

Glenwood — L. A. Ray burn, VV. A. Goforth. 

Hall Town— Rev. P. J. Shell, J. B. Lewis, J. S. Rec- 
tor, J. C. Burnett. 

Harmony Grove — Joe A. Hinsley, D. C. Brown, J. 

B. Lawing, Robt. Anderson. 

Hickory Grove— G. P. Greene, W. B. McSwan, A. 
L. Pittman. 

Jesse's Grove — Not represented. 

Macedonia— Rev. B. B. Harris, Geo. F. Rhorn, Geo. 

C. Dixon, Geo. Watkins. 

Marion— Rev. Edward Long, W. M. Blanton, N. C. 
Jones, J. R. Led better, D. L. Carlton. 

Mills Springs — Rev. T. J. Moss, J. J. Lambright, J. 
R. Foster, Frank Jackson, Jesse Splawn. 

Montford's Cove— W. G. Harris, S. R. Hall, E. Par- 
ker, E. S. Harris. 

Mt. Creek— S. D. Lewis, N. E. Keeter, T. W. Geer, 
J. S. Hampton, A. E. Flack. 

Mt. Lebanon — Not represented. 

Mt. Pleasant— Rev. G. W. Connor, J. C. Ownby, J. 
B. Ownby, C. J. Ownby. 

Mt. Vernon— G. M. Freeman, W. N. S. Rollins, G. 
E, Morgan, J. G. Logan, W. B. Wilson, J. T. Lewis. 



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Mt. View— E. J. Halford, H. D. Jackson. 

Old Fort— Rev. H. C. Marley, J. D. Elliott, J. S. 
Bradley, J. L. Nichols. 

Piney Knob — B. L. Hensley, Henry Melton 

Pleasant Grove— Rev. J. R. Whiteside, H. B. Elliot, 
J. B. Elliot, M. L. Haynes, Jas. Milton. 

Pleasant Hill — D. 0. Nanney, C. C. Lovelace, Lee 
Taylor, C. P. Greene, Robt. Davis. 

Rock Springs— J. H. Lattimore, T. F. Frady. 

Round Hill— Rev, D. J. Hunt, A. P. Nanney, J. L. 
Barnes, A. H. Nanney, E. L. Morris, F. J. Nanney, C. 
G. Hill. 

Round Knob— J. C. Quinn, W. M. Pitman. 

Rutherford ton — Rev. R. H. Herring, W. A. Harrill, 
M. H. Jones, J. L. Taylor, D. T. McLain, J. H. Hill. 

Silver Greek — EL P. Arledge, Clement Arledge, J. 
B. Justice. 

Stone Mountain — R. A. Davis. 

Sunuy Vale— Rev. W. F. McMahan, J. P. Padgett. 

Turkey Cove— R. P. Hollifield, A. H. Lowery, C. H. 
Hollifield. 

Walnut Grove — not represented. 

Whiteside Valley — not represented. 

Zion Hill — David Simpson, J. M. Pendergrass. 



On motion the report on order of business of the As- 
sociation was adopted. 

The report on Education was read by Bro. B. B. Price 
and in connection with this the report on Round Hill 
Academy was read by Bro. J. D. Morris. 



REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

Your Committee on Education fully appreciate the importance 
of the subject and would emphasize the maxim "Knowledge is 
Power." The human mind hungrrs for mental food just as the 
physical system hungers for bread. We cannot prevent the mind 
from imbibing knowledge of some kind, and if we refuse to giye it 
true moral and religious training it will absorb vice, immorality 
and superstition, which we call ignorance. 

The Green River Association is especially interested in the 



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Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest and Meredith 
Colleges and Round Hill Academy. 

We believe every young minister, who can possibly do so, 
should take the course at our Theological Seminary at Louisville, 
Ky. The time has come that we must have strong men, who are 
thoroughly equipped for their work, or our cause will suffer. Let 
us do our part in the movement to increase the endowment fund 
for this great school. 

Wake Forest College stands first in our estimation as the school 
to prepare young men for their life's work, and we earnestly urge 
every baptist who has a boy to educate, to send him to Wake For- 
est College. No school in our State sends out stronger and better 
equipped men, and men who rank higher in all the vocations of the 
business life and in all the professions, than Wake Forest. 

Meredith College, while the youngest ot our schools is the pride 
of every baptist in North Carolina, and has no superior in the 
South, and we congratulate the Baptist of the State on their loyalty 
to this school which has already done so much in the education of 
our girls. We heartily endorse the movement to endow this school 
and urge our people to do their part in raising this fund. 

Round Hill Academy is the school of this Association, any every 
Baptist in this Association should feel a personal interest and pride 
in this school as our school, which is a feeder to Wake Forest and 
Meredith Colleges. And when we remember that only a very small 
per cent of our boys and girls ever have the privilege of going to 
college, we can see more fully the importance of the work of this 
good Baptist School right in our midst, where we can send our boys 
and girls to school where they can get a good practical education, 
with little cost, and where they are under the very best moral and 
religious influences. Let us rally to this school and pay off its 
debt, and give it our boys and girls. 

B. B Price, 1 

W. S. Parker, [ ~ .,. 

I. L. Reel, f Committee. 

W. C. Morris. J 



The motion to adopt the reports was discussed by 
Bro. B. B. Price. On motion, further discussion of the 
subject was continued until the night session and the Re- 
port on Periodicals was taken up, being read by Rev. H. 
C. Marley. 



PERIODICALS. 

In all ages Baptist have been earnest advocates of education 
and of everything that means advancement. Oar fathers more 
than seventy-five years ago saw that to be intelligent Baptist, they 



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must be informed so they founded the Biblical Recorder as a medium 
for information, which has improved as the years have passed until 
it stands the peer of any religious newspaper. This should be a 
matter of pride to us all, and no Baptist family can afford to do 
without the weekly visits of this splendid messenger, which means 
so much for the progress of the Kingdom. 

We, therefore, recommend it to every one. We recommend 
Charity and Children, the organ of our orphanage at Thomasville. 
Every Baptist should take this most excellent paper. By this means 
we get information from one of the greatest institutions belonging 
to the Baptist. We also recommend the Foreign Mission Journal 
published at Richmond, Va. Our Home Field, published at Atlanta, 
Ga., and all the literature published by our Sunday School Board 
at Nashville, Tenn This Sunday School literature should be taken 
by all our Sunday Schools rather than patronizing something that 
does not belong to Southern Baptist, and which is hardly the equal 
of our own literature. 

H. C. Makley, ] 

J. L. Crawford, \ p nTnTni - ++Aft 

F. L. Simmons, r Committee 

R. P. HOLLIFIELD. 



Brethren H. C. Marley and A. L. Betts spoke to the 
motion to adopt the above report. The report was adopted. 

Glenwood Baptist Church made formal application to 
join the Association and on motion a committee of three 
consisting of Dr. M. M. Landrum, H. M. Croom and N. 
C. Jones was appointed by the moderator, to examine the 
church covenant and articles of faith. On motion the As- 
sociation adjourned to meet at 7:30 p. m. 



EVENING SESSION. 

Association convened according to adjournment at 7:30 
o'clock p. m. The discussion on the adoption of the Re- 
port on Education was resumed and Prof. G. E. Lineberry 
delivered a strong address, as did also, A. L. Betts and D. 
J. Hunt. Bro. Hunt especially stressed the work being 
done by the Round Hill Academy. The report was 
adopted. 

On motion a committee of five, consisting of D. J. 
Hunt, B. B. Price, E. Long, R. H. Herring and W. T. 
Morgan, was appointed to confer with the Catawba As- 
sociation to induce them or any other association to adopt 



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Round Hill Academy as their associational school. 

Association adjourns to meet at 9:30 a. m., October 
1st, 1910. 

Association met according to adjournment at 9:30 a. 
m. Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. H. C. 
Marley. The report of the committee to admit Glenwood 
Baptist Church as a member of this association was adopt- 
ed. The report on the Orphanage was red by the clerk. 
Brethren Archibald Johnson and Braxton Craig spoke on 
the motion to adopt the report. 



REPORT ON ORPHANAGE. 

Twenty-five years lie behind the Baptist Orphanage. 1,200 
children have been sheltered within its walls. There are 385 now 
enjoying its blessings. There are ten distinct and separate families. 
26 women and 7 men give their whole time to the work. 

The plant, including the invested fund, is estimated at $250,- 
000 in value, and this is a conservative estimate. It requires about 
$100 a day to meet the expenses of the institution, $7.15 a month 
supports a child, and this provides not only his food and clothing, 
but pays the salaries of all the employees. 

The children receive training in a good graded school of e 

grades, on the farm, in three distinct industrial departments, and 
in the domestic work necessary in so great a family. No help is 
hired except in emergencies. The children themselves furnish the 
labor, 

500 Sunday Schools are giving a monthly collection to the Or- 
phanage. This has been a most valuable feature or the financial 
plan of the institution. Nearly forty per cent of the current fund 
now comes into the treasury through the Sunday Schools. We 
would urge the adoption of this plan by every Sunday School in 
the Green River Association. 

Our people should feel a grateful pride and joy in the work of 
our Orphanage. It has long since out stripped any other institu- 
tion of its kind in the State, and in the number of children under 
its care it stands second in the Southern States. 

In many things the Baptists of North Carolina have been pi- 
oneers, but upon no other department of our work for the favor of 
the Lord rested more signally than upon this oldest of all our 
North Carolina denominational orphan homes. 

Thanksgiving Day, among North Carolina Baptists has come 
to be generally regarded as "Orphanage Day." Last Thanksgiving 
the churches made a glorious offering aggregating $10,000. We 
would earnestly recommend that every church in this association, 



Green River Baptist Association 9 

both great and small, in the towns and in the country, will ar- 
range to assemble on Thanksgiving Day and with praises on their 
life and joy in their hearts for the blessings of the year, bring their 
offerings and lay them at the Master's feet, for, "Inasmuch as ye 
have done it unto one of the least of these, ye have done it unto 
me." 

A. Johnson, 1 

J. M. Gibson, (« ... 

A. H.Lowery, [Committee. 

J. C. McDaniel. J 

The report was adopted. 



The Report on Foreign Missions was read by Rev. R. 
H. Herring. 



REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

In the last ten years the Southern Baptist Convention has made 
commendable progress, increasing our contributions about five fold, 
and the number of baptisms has kept pace with the advance, tak- 
ing into consideration the increased cost of living and general ex- 
penses, and yet we are only giving about 25c per capita. Our As- 
sociation is giving only about 10c per capita. How easy it would 
be for us to double and thrible this amount if only we would inform 
and inlist all our people in the work, and then there would be a 
harvest to rejoice our souls indeed. 

Our Board has stations in China, Japan, Africa, Italy. Mexico, 
Brazil and Argentina, with nearly 300 missionaries, 100 or more or- 
dained natives and about 300 native helpers, which force is being 
increased constantly as the Lord raises up men and women and the 
means are provided. 

The needs are so great that we might be overwhelmed with 
their very magnitude if it were not the Lord of Hosts who leads us 
on. Men and women, strong and true and trained for service; 
means to sustain them, and to properly equip the work in all its 
varied departments. Homes must be provided for the missionary, 
churches must be built; the schools and seminaries and publishing 
plants and hospitals must be provided for as they are the great 
factors in reaching the people and training them for the Master's 
service. More than 200 young men are being prepared for the work 
of the ministry in the theological training schools. (No one can 
estimate the value of this work and what it will mean when a few 
years have past and hundreds and eyen thousands of well trained 
natiye preachers shall occupy as many important and needy sta- 
tions and preach the gospel of Christ Jesus. The Educational work 
of our Board is to be commended and encouraged for it is here we 
need the greatest emphysis. Dr. Willingham says: "Our people 



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love the Lord, but many of them do little because they are not in- 
formed. The pastor holds the key to the situation in the churches. 
Let them inform themselves on this subject and teach and preach 
and lead in giving and encourage the women in their societies; or 
ganize mission study classes and impress the need of prayer and 
the true Christ spirit in doing this work in the name of our king.") 
North Carolina is asked to give $50,000 this year which is an 
increase of about 20 per cent. Will we not see to it that our 
churches make that advance. 

R H. Herring, 1 

R. P. Morris, I n i+ . 

J M. Gibson, f Committee 

B. F. Corpening. I 



On the motion to adopt the report Rev. R. EL Herring 
yielded the floor to Rev. G. W. Greene, Missionary to 
China, who delivered a strong address. 

The report was adopted. 

Association adjourned to meet at 2 p. m. 

Association convened according to adjournment at 2 
p. m. Rev. A. P. Sorrels read the Report on Woman's 
Work and spoke to the motion to adopt the report. 



REPORT ON WOMAN'S WORK. 

Woman is ever foremost in all good. It is a fact, as witnessed 
by all historians and trayellers, charity has been her vocation from 
the days of Dorcas to those of Elizabeth Fry. "The Sisters of 
Mercy" were the "stars" that relieved the darkness of the middle 
ages. Paul put Priscilla before Aquila. The most faithful friends 
of Christ were women. A woman watched his cradle. Women 
stood weeping at the cross. A woman was first at the sepulchre. 
And from that time to this woman has most firmly laid hold upon 
the crown of martysdom, and been amongst the most devoted mis- 
sionaries for Christ. Woman has always most faith. "Oh, wo- 
man, great is thy faith," the Savior is saying still. 

If a man is confident; woman is confiding. This is her weak- 
ness and her strength. By this she feels and by this she rises to 
newness of life. All churches proye this. 

Christ's mother was his first disciple. Few are the Christian 
women that dishonor their profession or deny their faith. There 
can be no safer body of people than a society of Missionary Baptist 
women. 

This means a society of regenerated women; filled with love to 
God and love for humanity. Having free and personal access to 
the Bible, God's inspired word, with the Holy Spirit to interpret 



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the word, comfort the heart, and direct the energy. 

From the first Baptist Missionary society in Boston in 1802, to 
the 1000 or more, which have been organized since, their work has 
been constructive. They are systematizing giving, establishing 
homes of Missionaries children, and training school for Missionaries. 

A. P. Sorrels, ] 
N. Buchanan, ! ~ „,•«.«„ 

C B Morris, \ Committee. 

O. W. Robertson. J 
The report was adopted. 



Bro. J. D. Morris made a partial report of the Board 
of Trustees of the Round Hill Academy. 



REPORT OF J. D. MORRIS, 

Secretary and Treasurer of Round Hill School, for the Year 
Ending May 6th, 1910. 

Number of Teachers employed 5 

Number of Pupils enrolled 175 

Number of Graduates 12 

Number of Ministerial Students 1 

FINANCIAL EXHIBIT. 

Dr. Cr. 

To Tuition collected $2,769.54 

To Cash from Pay Entertainments 115.84 

To Cash from Refreshments sold 34 35 

To Cash from House Rents received 134 06 

To Checks from Home Mission Board 500.00 

Total Receipts $3,553.79 

By Salaries Paid Teachers $2,480.00 

By Incidentals 363.53 

By House Rents Paid 72 00 

By Insurance on Property 60.00 

By Printing Catalogues 51.50 

By Wood, Work, Stoves, Furnishings of various kinds. . . 483.57 

$3,553.79 $3,510.60 

To Balance Due the School $ 43.19 

The present term of school has five teachers; 96 students en- 
rolled, and doing excellent work. 

J. D. MORRIS, 
Sec'y & Treas Round Hill School. 

The report was adopted. 



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The report on State Missions was read by R°v. Braxton 
Craig, who then spoke to the motion to adopt the report. 



REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

State Missions is fundamental. It underlies all our work. By- 
its timely aid hundreds of churches, now strong and efficient, were 
placed on solid grounds and are now powerful factors in the pro- 
gress of the Kingdom. 

As the State grows in population and in prosperity the work of 
the State Mission board steadily increases in importance. New fields 
open up by reason of the changing conditions, and the calls for help 
from destitute sections are louder and more urgent than ever before. 
If "we who are strong should bear the infirmities of those who 
are weak" is Scriptural teaching, there is an ample and a good 
reason for the work of the State board; and this is precisely the 
principle that called it into being. Churches that are well estab- 
lished ought to feel the deepest concern for those that are strug 
gling against odds. There seems to be a crisis just ahead in our 
State Missoin work. The contributions are considerably behind 
what they were up to this time last year. To report a debt at our 
convention next December would be a calamity. It looks as if that 
will be done, unless there is a great awakening within the next 
few weeks. Only about sixty days remain in which to raise $36,000. 
hall we do our part in this great work? 

D. P. LOWDERMTLK, 1 

L. G. Price, [> Committee. 

J. O. Waters. J 

The report was adopted. 



A motion to appoint Brethren R. H. Herring, R. P. 
Geer, W. A. Harrell, Edward Long, and D. J. Hunt a 
committee to look after the destitute sections of the Green 
River Association was adopted. Brother B. B. Price was 
added to the membership of this committee. 

The Association adjourned. 

The Association convened according to adjournment 
at 9:30 a. m., October 2nd, 1910. 

The report from the Committee on Time and Place 
of the Association was read. 



REPORT ON TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 
OF THE ASSOCIATION. 

Your committee recommends that the next session of the Asso- 
ciation meet with Mountain Creek Baptist church on Thursday be- 



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fore the first Sunday in October, 1911. Introductory sermon Rev. 

T. H. Posey, alternate Rev. J. K. Whitesides. 
Respectfully submitted: 

A. H. Nanney, 1 

W. A. Harrell, [-Committee. 

A. T. Nanney. J 

The report was adopted. 



The report of the treasurer was read and adopted. 

The report of the committee on Board of Trustees of 
Round Hill Academy, recommending the re-election of A. 
E. Brown, B. B. Price and T. A. Bridges and the election 
of K. H. Herring, J. L. Taylor and W. T. Morgan as the 
three new trustees was adopted. 

The report on State and Southern Baptist conventions 
was read. 



Report on nominations to State and Southern Baptist conven- 
tions was read and adopted. 

We nominate to the Southern Baptist convention Rev. R. H. 
Herring; alternate: Rev. Edward Long, and to the State Baptist 
convention Rev D. J. Hunt; alternate, Rev. A. P. Sorrels. 

J. T. Lewis, ) 

D. C Brown, - Committee 

W. B. Wilson. ) 

The report was adopted. 



The report on Sunday Schools was read by Rev. Edward 
Long. 



SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

The Sunday School has been defined as 'the church at study." 
The Sunday School, even at its present state of development, 
next to the formal church service is the greatest moral and religious 
force in our day, but it lacks much, measuring up to its opportu- 
nities. All educators readily concede that childhood is the most 
impressionable period in life. If the child is not given literary 
training in its tender years it must go througn life a mental dwarf. 
The same is true with reference to its spiritual nature. Careful 
observation has shown that more than 85% of the Christians were 
converted before they reached the age of fifteen. If the child is 
not reached in his tender years he is lost to his better self, to the 
cause of Chtist and to the church. Our principal way of reaching 
the child is through the Sunday School. More than 90% of the ad- 



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ditions to our churches come directly from the Sunday Schools. 

In our association are now forty-three churches with a total 
membership of 4,700. We have a Surday School enrollment of 
only 2332— barely half that of the church membership. Only a 
small per cent of the Sunday School enrollment are church mem- 
bers. We do not exagerate when we conclude from a comparison 
of these figures that less than one thousand or about one fifth of our 
church members attend our Sunday Schools. This ought not so to be. 

There are forty-three churches and thirty-six Sunday Schools. 
Twelve of these close in the winter. 

There were 123 baptisms from the Sunday Schools last year. 

Your committee would recommend: 

1st. That every church member, where practicable, be urged 
to attend Sunday School. Because the punctual attendance of every 
church member will induce others to attend and keep the boys and 
girls from falling out unconverted when they are jnst blooming in- 
to manhood and womanhood. 

2nd. That every Sunday School stay open twelve instead of 
six months in the year. 

3rd. That all schools use the literature prepared by our own 
board at Nashville, Tenn. 

4th. That every school take an offering at least once each month 
for our orphanage at Thomasville. 

5th. That the moderator appoint a committee of three to ar- 
range for a Sunday School rally of three days to end on a fifth Sun- 
day and at some central point designated by them. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Elder Edward Long, Edward Long, 

R. H. Herring, G. M. Freeman, 

" W. T. Morgan, D C. Nanney, 

Cor. Sec'y D. J. Hunt, J. M. Pendergrass. 
Committee 

Rev. Edward Long spoke to the motion to adopt the 
report. The report was adopted. On motion a committee 
of three, consisting of Brethren Edward Long, D. J. Hunt, 
R. H. Herring, and W. T. Morgan, to arrange for a S. S. 
Rally was adopted. 



The Report on Home Missions was read by Bro. W. 
T. Morgan. 



REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

The work of the Home Mission Board for the past year has been 
most gloriously successful. 

When the books closed for the year just preceding the past year 



Green River Baptist Association 15 

the Board was $14 909.42 in debt. But the grand receipts for the 
past year was $329,475.79— a grain over the preceding year's work of 
$45,499.86. 

The Board has maintained, wholly or in part, during the year 
1,182 missionaries. 

There has been added to the Church during last year, through 
the instrumentality of the Board, a total of 52,910 members, of 
which 29,426 were by baptism. 

Of the 50,000 converts baptized last year west of the Mississippi 
16,000 of these were baptized by our missionaries. 

The Board has expended during the past year upon our 25 Bap- 
tist schools $36,000, 

5,000 pupils have attended these schools during the year. 

But, notwithstanding all this, which ought, indeed, to inspire 
every Christian in the land with faith such as has never been wit- 
nessed among us before, for no Mission board on earth has ever be- 
fore been able to point to such glorious results, the situation is 
startling still. 

Of the 90,000,000 people now living in the United States there 
are but 20,000,000 of these members of any Evangelical Church, 
while 58,000,000 make no profession of Religion at all. 

There are now, within the territory of the Southern Home 
Mission Board 4,500 homeless churches, which have no house of 
worship in which to hold their services. 

Foreigners are coming to us at the rate of 1,000,000 souls every 
year. They know nothing of the Christian Religion, nor of our 
Christian institutions, nor of the deep rooted Religious principles 
which form the very foundation of American government; while 
thousands of our own people, crazed with greed for gold, are turn- 
ing their faces from the God of our fathers— joined to their Idols — 
and countless numbers, intoxicated and deluded with wordly pleas- 
ures, of ten of a questionable character, are, daily, plunging them- 
selves, soul and body, into the social whirlpool of folly and waste, 
of self destruction, of ruin and death. An immense number of 
these go out from Christian homes, and Christian communities, in- 
to territory where Christianity is not sufficiently established. 

Indeed the question is gravely asked, can we claim this nation 
to be a Christian nation ? 

Well we may, searchingly, ask ourselves, what may the hea- 
then people think of us for sending our Missionaries abroad to teach 
them a Reiigion which we, all these years, have alLwed to fall so 
far short in saving our own people? And if we fail to give the 
gospel to the millions of foreigners who come to our own doors, 
would it not seem that we are rather interested in the show we 
make, in sending missionaries to Christianize other nations, than 
really burdened with the salvation of men, realizing that we may 
have to answer in judgment for our failure to wake up and really 



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and truly, do our part in the preaching of the Gospel to every 
creature ? 

The amount paid last year, as shown from our minutes, to the 
cause of Home Missions by the 42 churches of this association, com- 
prising a total membership of about 5,000, was $324 46, or an aver- 
age, per church member, of 6J cents. At least eight of these 
churches, some of which have a membership of above two hundred, 
paid an average of from one to two cents per member for this great 
cause. Respectfully Submitted, 

W. T. Morgan, \ 

J. G. Logan, i 

A. E. Flack, \ Committee. 

J. R. Ledbetter, 

C. H. HOLLIFIELD. J 

Bro. Morgan spoke on the motion to adopt the report 
as did also Rev. T. H. Posey. The motion was adopted. 



The Association adjourned. 

The Association convened according to adjournment 
at 2 p. m. 

The Report on Temperance was read by Rev. T. H. 
Posey, who spoke to the motion to adopt the report. 



REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

The Lord has heard the wails of suffering humanity *>nd an- 
swered the prayer of his people and thus given us state- wide pro- 
hibition. While perhaps every commuuity in our state has been 
greatly relieved from the curse of strong drink, and we thank God 
for it, yet the victory is not complete. The foe is still with us. 
Still the fight must continue. Now more than ever, is the demand 
for men and women of God, brave and true to show themselves 
faithful and uncompromising. We have the law, it remains to be 
seen whether this law shall be enforced. It is much the easier to 
to be ignorent of the conditions, than to grapple with the situation. 
We believe that it is within the power of Christian people to rid 
our state of strong drink. 

First: We need to beg God to grant us his mercy and blessings 
to favor our cause, to give us courage to do our best against the 
forces of intemperance. 

Second: We need to raise the standard of church membership 
above the heads of drinking men. 

Third: We need such an active Christian citizenship that will 
ever be on the alert to assist our officers to enforce the laws. 

Fourth: We need a faith in God that will make us fearless 



Green River Baptist Association 17 

and bold in making the fight that is to bring freedom to our land, 
protection to our children, purity to our posterity and glory to our 
God. Respectfully submitted, 

J. L Taylor, ] 

£ S' £°?®T' ™ T .. \ Committee 



C. H. HOLLIFIELD, 

D. T. McClain. 



The report was adopted. 



The Report on Ministerial Relief was read by Rev. H. 
M. Groom, who spoke to the motion to adopt the report. 



REPORT ON MINISTERIAL RELIEF. 

The Lord has seen fit to leave among us many preachers who 
have worn themselves out in His service, and who have no means 
of support. The spirit of our Christ prompts us to take care of 
them. The fellowship and love of Christianity demands it. '"The 
poor, ye have with you, and when ye will, ye may do them good," 
Christ says. In the early days of Christianity, "Those who had 
land sold it and brought the money and laid it at the Apostles feet 
for distribution among the poor." Deacons were ordained, men 
"full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom," to attend to this kind of 
church work. The State Board has thirty-two beneficiaries. A 
little less than $2900.00 has been contributed in the State fv,r this 
object during the year. Let us remember the words of our Lord: 
"In as much as ye have done this unto one of these, ye have done 
it unto me." They will soon be called up, when all their wants 
will be supplied. 

H. M. Croom, 

U. E. Keeter, )■ Committee. 

T. C. Dixon, 

The report was adopted. 



The report on the State of Religion was read by 
Rev. D. P. Lowdermilk. who spoke to the motion to adopt 
the report. 



REPORT ON STATE OF RELIGION. 

The churches of this Association are progressing slowly, if at 
all. We find some increases in contributions and some decreases. 
Baptisms are two less than last year. Some of the churches have 
made larger pledges for next year. On the part of the pastors and 
some of the delegates we think we decern an intense desire for 



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greater activity among the entire membership of our churches. 
Respectfully submitted, 

D. P. LOWDERMILK, 1 

F-£-S£2£5£. kemmittee. 



G. W. Whitesides, 
W. M. Blanton, J 



The report was adopted. 



The report on Ministerial Education was discussed 
by Elders R. H. Herring and Edward Long. The report 
was adopted. 

The report on Digest of Letters was read by Rev. 
A. P. Sorrels, who spoke to the motion to adopt the 
report. 



REPORT ON DIGEST OF LETTERS. 

We find Jesse's Grove, Mt. Lebanon, Walnut Grove, and 
Whiteside Valley failed to send letters to this association. 

Cane Creek, Mt. Pleasant, Round Knob, Stone Mountain and 
Turkey Cove gave nothing for either of the Missions or Orphanage. 

Sunnyvale gave nothing for State and Home Missions. 

Hickory Grove gave nothing for Home Missions. 

Big Level, Eureka, Mt. Lebanon, Mt. Pleasant, Mt. View, 
Old Fort, Pleasant Grove, Rock Spring, Round Knob, Sunnyvale 
and Turkey Cove report no baptisms. 

Eureka and Rock Springs, no Sunday school. 

Compare financial tables and note increases and decreases in 
contributions from last year. 



A. P. Sorrels, r n ... 

J. L, Taylor, '!■ Committee. 



The report was adopted. 



The following resolution offered by Rev. R. H. 
Herring was adopted: 



RESOLUTION. 

Resolved that the hearty thanks of this body be expressed to 
the good people of the Marion Baptist Church and of the entire 
community for their kind, generous and gracious hospitality dur- 
ing the sessions of the Association. 

R. H. Herring. 



Green River Baptist Association 19 

OBITUARIES. 



ELDER WM. HARRILL LOGAN. 

Since our last Associational meeting death has claimed one of 
our oldest and most zealous ministerial servants. 

Elder William Harrill Logan, son of Felix and Cynthia Logan, 
was born in Rutherford county, N. C, January 18, 1825, and died 
at his home near Ayr, Rutherford county, December 13, 1909, being 
84 years old. 

His literary training was limited, but being of an observing 
and studious nature, he became proficient in the use of the English 
Language. 

He was first married to Miss Rachel Morris of McDowell 
county in 1852. To this union were born two sons, B. L. Logan of 
Missoula, Montana, and J. F Logan of Rutherford county; also 
one daughter, Mrs. J. M. Williams, now dead. After the death of 
his first wife he was again married to Mrs. Mary Bagwell in 1861, 
whose death occurred since that of her husband. 

He joined Bill Creek Baptist church in November, 1846. 
Twelve years later he was here ordained to the full work of the 
Gospel Ministry by a Presbytery composed of Elders Wm. Harrill, 
A. J, Cansler and T. B. Justice. He was called to the pastorate of 
his home church the following year, which position he filled until 
1889 — thirty years— when he was forced to give up active minis- 
terial labors because of declining health. Aside from his home 
church he served a dozen or more of the strongest churches in the 
Green River Association. He baptized into the fellowship of the 
churches served by him, during his several pastorates, more than 
one thousand and five hundred converts — a larger number than 
that claimed by any minister, living or dead, in the bounds of the 
Green River except that claimed by Elder William Harrill, de- 
ceased. Besides his active church work he was clerk of the Green 
River Association, 1862, 1865 and 1868; its moderator in 1887 and 
1888; and preached the introductory sermon before that body in 1868. 

His active life work, as before intimated, closed with the year 
1889, when, by the advice of his physician, he relinguished all of 
his active church work, since which time he lived a peaceful and 
retired life on his farm on Bill's Creek. From that date his health 
had gradually declined with the burden of the years. The results 
of his labors will be as lasting as eternity itself. He arose early 
on the morning of his death as had always been his custom. 
Seated before his fire in the usual state of his health, he fell from 
his chair and passed from life into death without a struggle. 

N. C. Jones, ) 

W. T. Morgan, [ Committee. 

B. B. Price, ) 



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ELDER CARR BAYLUS JUSTICE. 

Elder Carr Baylus Justice, eldest son of Elder T. B. and 
Harriett Justice, deceased, was born in Henderson county, N. C ., 
November 4, 1836, and died at his home in Rutherfordton, ~N,. C, 
December 30, 1909, being 73 years old. 

In addition to a common school education he was a student for 
some years of Rutherfordton Male Academy. He was married at 
the age of twenty, 1856, to Miss Eliza A. Higgins, of McDowell 
county, by whom eleven children were born to him. The mother 
and seven of these children preceded Brother Justice to the spirit 
land The living children are Messrs. James D., Mills L., and 
Charles and Miss Annie I Justice, all residing in Rutherfordton. 

He first joined the Baptist church at Providence, then of the 
Union Association in 1851 or lo52. By the union of this church 
with Mountain Creek, of the Green River Association, he became 
a member of the latter church in May 1857, but was dismissed by 
letter in July following and soon thereafter joined the Baptist 
church at Rutherfordton where with the exception of one or two 
years at Montford's Cove, his membership remained up to the time 
of his death. He commenced the active work of the ministry in 
1859. Three years later, May 17, 1862, he was ordained at Ruther- 
fordton to tne full work of the Gospel ministry. He gave his whole 
life to the active work of the ministry, serving many churches, some 
of these churches for many years, notably that of his home church 
at Rutherfordton continuously for forty years, giying up that work 
only a little more than a year ago, since which time he has devoted 
his whole time to the upbuilding of Round Hill church and Round 
Hill Academy He is justly known as the father and founder of 
this splendid school which will eyer be one of the greatest monu- 
ments to his sainted memory. For this institution he denied him- 
self, worked, wept, prayed, and liberally contributed his means. 

He was clerk of the Green River Association from 1866 to 1873, 
inclusive, preached the introductory sermon before that body for 
many years. He was for more than fifty years with one or two ex- 
ceptions only a regular attendance at its annual meetings. He was 
its acknowledged leader, planner, adviser and director, though never 
its moderator. He always refused this honor, belieying, as he did, 
that he could do greater good for its varied calls for beneficence on 
the floor than in the chair during its annual sessions. 

He was eloquent, persuasive and convincing in speech, and es- 
pecially gifted and faithful in prayer. The one ruling thought of 
his mind was world wide missions. One of the proudest recollect, 
ions of his life was that he baptized into the fellowship of Floyd's 
Creek church Elder G. P. Bostic, now a missionary in China. For 
near thirty years he was honored by a position on the State Mission 
Board of the Baptist State Convention which position he held un- 



Green River Baptist Association 21 

interuptedly up to or near the close of his life. 

He has represented the Green River in both the State and Sou- 
thern Baptist Conventions oftener than any of her members living 
or dead. He was zealous in educational matters. At the time of 
his death he was and had been for some years chairman of the 
board of trustees of the graded school at Rutherfordton; and of 
Round Hill Academy at Union Mills. For a number of years he 
was one of the honored board of directors of Meredith College, 
Raleigh, N. C. From 1902 to 1904 he was chairman of the county 
board of education. 

On Sunday following his death his remains were consigned to 
their last resting place in the cemetery at Rutherfordton. The re- 
ligious services being conducted by Dr. R. T. Vann, president of 
Meredith Female College, assisted by Elder R. H. Herring of the 
Baptist and Elder T. J. Rogers of the Methodist church. More 
than one-half of those present were forced to remain outside for 
want of room in the Baptist church. 

N. C. Jones, 

W. T. Morgan, ]■ Committee. 

B. B. Price, 



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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3rd. 



MORNING SESSION. 
Sunday School Services. 

The hour having arrived, Rev. D. J. Hunt preached 
a powerful sermon to a large congregation. 

Elder D. J. Hunt, Moderator. 
D. L. Carlton, Clerk. 



CHURCH PLEDGES. 



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2 00 
1 00 


2 00 

1 00 

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47 00 


Bethlehem 


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7 00 










Bills Creek 


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4 00 


3 00 
3 00 


3 00 
3 00 


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3 00 






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Camp Creek 

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Chapel Hill 

Cherry Springs . . . 

Clear Creek 

Columbus 

Coopers Gap 

Dysartsville 

Eureka 


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15 00 

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15 00 

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10 00 

3 00 

6 00 


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37 00 

70 00 
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35 00 
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Round Hill 


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312 50 


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1 40 

80 


3 00 


Camp Creek 

Cane Creek 


60 25 


5 24 
1 80 
8 40 


3 20 


Chapel Hill 

Cherry Springs . . . 

Clear Creek 

Columbus 

Coopers Gap 

Dysartsville 


36 00 
90 00 
68 00 
232 43 
40 00 
52 00 
16 00 
21 55 
28 75 
65 00 
50 00 




2 65 
6 00 

5 00 
12 00 

1 00 

6 00 
5 00 
5 37 

50 

3 00 

2 00 


3 50 




10 00 


3 61 


2 05 

56 66 

60 00 


7 80 
5 00 

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10 67 

20 00 

1 50 

2 50 


5 00 

26 00 

56 

4 16 

5 00 


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16 65 

4 46 




5 37 


Hall Town 

Harmony Grove.. 
Hickory Grove . . . 
Jesses Grove 


2 40 

57 85 


10 55 
6 76 


50 
4 00 


4 76 












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Marion 


78 05 
900 00 
100 00 
100 00 
100 00 


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1 40 
60 00 


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15 25 
9 60 


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1 35 

70 

2 00 


2 00 

127 20 

5 00 

8 00 

15 00 


1 00 

64 85 


Mills Springs 

Montfords Cove . . 


5 00 










3 00 


Mt. Creek 




12 00 


15 00 




16 00 


Mt Pleasant 


19 77 
226 35 

40 00 
225 00 

40 00 

75 00 
100 00 

56 00 
100 00 






3 86 
46 30 

1 10 
40 88 

6 00 

5 00 
13 17 










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Mt. View 


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18 15 

1305 
3 00 




2 20 

80 
1 00 

51 

90 
1 45 

35 
4 60 


39 25 
2 50 

12 50 

2 00 
5 00 
5 00 

3 00 

40 00 


28 25 
1 50 


Old Fort 


5 00 


Piney Knob 

Pleasant Grove. . . 


2 00 
5 00 
5 00 


Rock Springs 

Round Hill 

Round Knob . . 






2 00 


30 00 




44 00 
3 00 

60 00 


31 50 


40 00 


Rutherfordton. . . . 
Silver Creek 


700 00 
70 00 

24 00 

25 00 
25 00 


186 00 


66 00 




3 00 


100 00 

2 00 


90 00 

2 00 


Stone Mtn 










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Turkey Cove 

Walnut Grove .... 






3 00 




























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Zion Hill 


37 62 


26 00 




5 50 


2 90 


1 00 


4 36 


2 15 






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106159 


238 80 


418.93 


74 01 


40 01 


450 58 


352 65 



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180 00 


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Bethlehem 


7 






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I. L. Reel, Curfew 


Beulah 


8 


60 


68 






45 




J. R. Sphawn, Mill Springs 


Big Level 


7 


40 


47 


18 


8 


30 




G. W. Smith, Mill Springs 


Bills Creek 


7 


25 


32 


4 


12 


32 




P. F. Searcy, Uree 


Camp Creek . . . 


5 


35 


40 


40 


6 


22 




B. Biggerstaff, Union Mills 


Cane Creek .... 


11 


45 


56 


132 


12 


35 




C. W. Searcy, Mill Springs 


Chapel Hill.... 


8 


74 


82 


85 


12 


51 


9 


C. E. Huffman, Marion 


Cherry Springs 


6 


50 


56 


50 


12 


30 


7 


D. L. Robertson, Old Fort 2 


Clear Creek 


8 


141 


149 


129 


12 


67 


4 


N. Buchanan, Old Fort 


Columbus 


8 


70 


78 


100 


12 


50 


17 


G, E. Shipman, Columbus 


Coopers Gap. . . 


6 


50 


56 


25 


12 


35 


2 


J. T Jackson, Mill Springs 


Dysartsville . . . 

Eureka 

Glenwood 


6 


35 


41 


70 


6 


20 




W.N. Laughridge, Dysartsville 


7 


84 


91 


94 




49 




E. G. Goforth, Nealsville 


Hall Town .... 


4 


57 


61 


50 


12 


35 


8 


M. V. Snipes, Hawkins 


Harmony Grove 


5 


62 


67 


70 


12 


31 


6 


A. P. Sorrels, Nebo 


Hickory, Grove 


5 


70 


75 


48 


9 


55 


6 


J. C. Scott, Landrum 


Jesses Grove . . 


















M acedoi; ia . . . . 


5 


62 


67 




5 


22 




B E. Watkins, Vein Mountain 


Marion 


8 


83 


91 


200 


12 


67 


4 


B. B. Price, Marion 


Mills Springs . . 


4 


40 


44 












Montfords Cove 


11 


78 


89 


350 


12 


47 




E. S. Harris, Union Mills 


Mt. Creek 


7 


48 


55 


48 


12 


35 


2 


H. M. (Jeer, Gilkey 


Mt. Lebanon.. 


















Mt. Pleasant . . 


6 






130 


12 


25 




W. E Hudgins, Red Top 


Mt. Vernon 


13 


101 


114 


187 


12 


57 




L. T. Rollins, Forest City 


Mt. View 


6 


23 


29 


18 


7 


20 




N. C. Burgess, MillSprirgs 


Old Fort 


11 


115 


126 


193 




65 




J. W. Walker, Old Fort 


Pipey Knob . . . 


8 


32 


40 


36 


12 


30 


4 


G. F. Robertson. Rutherford'n 


Pleasant Grove 


8 


40 


48 


40 


12 


38 




W. L. Bland, Rutherfordton 


Pleasant Hill.. 


8 


80 


88 


245 


9 


69 


10 


D. D. Nanney, Rutherfordton 


Rock Springs. . 


















Round Hill .... 


11 


217 


226 


250 


12 


115 


10 


C. G. Hill, Union Mills 


Round Knob . . 


3 


35 


38 










Sallie Moore, Graphiteville 


Rutherford ton. 


8 


120 


128 


764 


12 


80 


15 


R P. Scruggs, jr. Rutherford'n 


Silver Creek . . . 


5 


30 


35 


100 


3 


20 


1 


Vance Thompson, Mill Springs 


Stone Mtn 


5 


56 


61 


40 




30 




J. T. Nanney, Black Mountain 


Sunny Vale . . . 


4 


24 


28 


25 


12 


20 




W. F. McMahan, Sunnyvale 


Turkey Cove . . 


6 


56 


62 




8 


40 




W. S. Hollifield, Woodlawn 


Whiteside Valley 


















ZionHill 


7 


53 


60 


70 


12 


35 


2 


David Thompson, Ector 


Totals 


261 


2276 


2522 


3690 


319 


1437 


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WOMAN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETIES. 



The Woman's Missionary Societies of the Green 
River Association held their annual meeting in the Metho- 
dist church, during the session of the Association with the 
church at Marion. The meeting opened with song, "The 
King's Business." Reading of Scripture lesson by Vice- 
President, Mrs. A. L. Grayson. Miss Johnson, of Round 
Hill Academy, read an interesting paper on "Week of 
Prayer and Christmas Offering." Song, "The Higher 
Ground." 

Miss Annie Justice, of Rutherfordton, read an ex- 
cellent paper on "Self Denial for Home Missions." 

One of the Marion Sunbeam Band read a paper on 
"Why Should Young Women Offer Themselves as Foreign 
Missionaries." 

Miss Hudgins, of Marion, spoke enthusiastically on 
the Sunbeam Work, especially emphasizing child training. 

One of the many interesting features of our Annual 
meeting was a talk by Mrs. Greene, wife of our mission- 
ary, Rev. G. W. Greene of China. She spoke on Woman's 
Work in training the women of China in the Bible schools. 

Nearly all the societies were represented either by 
letter or delegates. 

Mrs. J. L. Taylor, Sec, 

Rutherfordton, N. C. 



TREASURER'S REPORT, 1910. 



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12 50 


8 00 
5 00 


9 90 

7 00 


12 00 


2 00 
1 06 


3 30 


1 50 

85 


40 70 


Bethlehem 


26 41 


Beulah 


1 25 


1 50 






1 25 




30 


4 30 


Big Level 


1 50 


1 50 


3 00 


3 00 






65 


9 65 


Bills Creek .... 


5 00 


5 00 


5 50 


2 75 






1 40 


19 65 


Camp Creek . . . 


3 00 


3 00 


3 00 


3 53 






1 10 


13 63 


Cane Creek .... 














55 


55 


Chapel Hill.... 




1 31 


3 00 




1 00 




95 


6 26 


Cherry Springs 


6 00 


3 61 


6 50 


10 00 








26 11 


Clear Creek 


5 00 












1 50 


6 50 


Columbus 


12 00 


10 00 


12 50 


•10 00 


5 00 




1 55 


50 55 


Coopers Gap. . . 


1 00 


56 


1 00 


3 00 






25 


5 81 


Dysartsville . . . 














1 20 


1 20 


Eureka 


5 00 


5 00 


2 00 


6 00 


1 50 




30 


19 80 


Glenwood 


3 17 


5 37 


5 37 








1 35 


15 26 


Hall Town 


1 70 


1 00 


1 70 


1 00 






70 


6 10 


Harmony Grove 


1 52 






4 33 


3 00 




1 40 


10 25 


Hickory Grove 


1 25 


1 25 


1 25 


1 25 


50 




50 


6 00 


Macedouia .... 


1 00 


2 00 






2 00 






5 00 


Marion 














2 30 


2 30' 


Mills Springs . . 


5 00 


5 00 


5 00 








1 35 


16 35 


Montfords Cove 


2 50 


2 50 


2 00 


3 00 






75 


10 75 


Mt. Creek 


15 .00 


18 50 


21 50 


20 00 






2 00 


77 00 


Mt. Vernon 














2 20 


2 20 


Mt. View 


2 50 


1 50 


2 00 


2 50 






80 


.9 30 


Old Fort 














1 00 


1 00 


Piney Knob . . . 


2 00 


2 00 


2 00 


2 00 






51 


8 51 


Pleasant Grove 


5 00 


5 00 


5 00 


6 00 






90 


21 90 


Pleasant Hill . . 


5 00 


5 00 


12 50 


5 00 


2 00 




1 45 


30 95 


Round Hill.... 


29 41 


30 00 


26 79 


18 10 


2 00 




4 60 


110 90 


Rock Springs . . 


2 50 


4 50 


2 00 


4 50 


1 50 




75 


15 75 


Round Knob . . 














40 


40 


Rutherfordton. 














3 00 


3 00 


Sunny Vale 






2 00 


2 00 






50 


4 50 


Turkey Cove . . 














75 


75 


ZionHill 






1 00 








1 00 


2 00 


Col. for M. Fund 














8 00 


8 00 


Totals 


123 80 


128 10 


143 01 


119 96 


22 81 


3 30 


48 31 


599 29 



Respectfully submitted, this October 1st, 1910. 

M. H. Jones, Treas. Green River Association. 

W. A. Haerill, 
J. L. Taylor, 



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